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How to: Reduce Cleaning Time

Q. What can we do to reduce cleaning time?  We want to be as optimal and thorough in our cleaning as possible.  

A. At Alconox Inc we recognize that manual cleaning may take minutes, spray cleaning seconds, and soaking may take hours, possibly overnight, to achieve comparable cleanliness. Read more….

Silver Oxide

How To Remove Silver Oxide Residue

Looking for a product that can lift oxidized silver along with other metals off of our glass and plastics. We are using an automated washer that takes a liquid concentrate. We need to move away from HCl, and dish soap and bleach don’t work. Manual cleaning can be considered but not preferred for the silver oxide.

Civil War Battle Reenactment

Cleaning Steel Parts for Battle Reenactment

Q: We reenact Civil War battles and need to clean the bayonets, rifles and assorted other metal parts.  We came across Alconox as a source for safely cleaning these important pieces.  The residues are largely rust and pine tar.  What would you recommend?

A: Cleaning steel used in reenactments as you describe certainly helps in establishing the proper setting for the show.  Cleaning tool steel (also called mild steel) requires a little bit of effort to ensure flash rusting does not occur during rinsing.  To avoid this….

MgF2 window

How To Clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating?

Q: How do you clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating? We would also like to use in our cleanroom on different kinds of glass types and ceramics.

A: To prepare magnesium fluoride (MgF2) for adhesion of chrome or other plating, a very clean surface is needed.  Depending on what kinds of residues are expected, Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner and Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent are great options.  The choice of which detergent would be….

Floor Rust

How To Remove Rust from Flooring

Q: We have pretty bad rust imbedded in our concrete floor.  Would Citranox be the answer to remove rust from flooring?

A: Once rust is embedded in a semi-porous substrate like concrete, removing the rust from flooring can be tough.  We would suggest repeated soaking with very hot (140F/60C or greater) 4% Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent followed by….

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