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Parts Detergents, Rust Inhibitors, Rust & Scale Removers-Metal Brighteners, Paint and Carbon Removers
Usually the most cost-efficient detergent for removing common industrial substances from ferrous metals. Prevents in-wash rust, prevents after-wash rust for over 30 days, inside, at ambient temperatures and humidity.
Use on all ferrous metals, glass, most plastics, and other materials not affected by high alkalinity. Do NOT use on aluminum or other soft metals and alloys. Removes cutting oils, petroleum oils, vegetable oils, paper labels. Removes most other lubricants, drawing compounds, buffing compounds, rust inhibitors, waxes, mold-release agents, marking inks, and many other industrial substances. Use at any temperature; as most detergents it removes most substances faster at higher temps. Typical uses:
Performance Properties & Active Components
Dissolves instantly in hot or cold water; its low viscosity assures consistently accurate solutions when fed through a metering pump or suction device such as a venturi injector. At recommended use dilutions it provides:
Contains hydroxide, buffered alkalies, organic chelants and sequestrants, organic and inorganic rust preventives, and a synergistic blend of anionic and nonionic wetting agents, penetrants, and dispersants. Contains no phosphates, no nitrites, no chromates.
Recommended Use Dilutions
Dilute in water to suit the job. For cleaning effectiveness, the dilution required depends on the quantity and type of dirt, porosity of the surface, temperature, soak time allowed, and the degree of agitation applied by the cleaning method used. For rust prevention, the dilution required depends on type of iron or steel, after-wash storage conditions, and required rust-free storage time. Dilutions are shown as % of solution volume and fluid ounces per gallon of solutions.
Test results using the test below and a similar test on cast iron were:
Customers have reported comparable effectiveness under actual use conditions on many types of steel and on cast iron engine blocks. Our test experience indicates that if no rust occurs within the first 48 hours, none will occur in subsequent months. A 3% solution on steel or cast iron dries in less than 3 hours under common conditions. When dry, the metal has no visual change, it feels smooth and waxy; it is non-sticky. Before painting, rinse metal with water, hot or cold, and air-dry at once.
Test method, using steel chips from a machining operation:
Use Temperatures & Time Required
Hot solutions, 140F to boil, provide the most effective cleaning. “Cold” solutions, at ambient temperatures, remove many common industrial substances such as oils, rust inhibitors and buffing compounds; when used cold, higher concentrations and longer time may be needed. For some substances, especially if they are solids or very thick at ambient temperatures, hot solutions are essential.
One to 15 minutes is normally required for parts. The time required for equipment varies greatly; some substances are removed instantly on contact, others need hours.
Properties - DOT Class - Precautions
Alkaline liquid. Contains caustic soda. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact, flush with water for at least 15 minutes, for eyes get medical attention. Use rubber boots or water-proof soles if walked on; leather is not adequate. If hands must be immersed, use rubber or neoprene gloves; use safety goggles where needed. For industrial use only. Keep out of reach of children.