31 July 2014
Q. Our MolyKote 111 Parts washer uses a 2.5 hour cycle following a manual wash. A build up of Silicon grease observed. Our preference is to reduce manual cleaning. Is there a cleaning agent available that can remove silicone grease that would be compatible with a parts washer using water as the cleaning agent? A. The key to removing silicon oils and lubricants is to use very high temperatures (over 77 deg C or over 170 deg F) with a double strength high emulsifying, low foaming cleaner such as Alcojet powder (20 g/l or 2.5 oz/gal) or Solujet liquid (20 ml/L or 2.5 oz/gal) in the parts washer wash cycle.