Q. I am interested in a degreaser/cleaner for aluminum plate. We are looking to install this process into our production line with a high volume need, spray washing. A. Using a high volume in-line conveyorized spray washer, you can clean aluminum plate using safely using Citrajet® Low-Foam Liquid Acid Cleaner/Rinse. Load the wash sump with a 2% solution of Citrajet … [Read more...] about How to: Clean Aluminum Plate (high volume)
Q: 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. A: Acidic detergents should work quite well for removing … [Read more...] about How To Remove Silver Oxide Residue
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 … [Read more...] about How To Clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating?
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 a water rinse. … [Read more...] about How To Remove Rust from Flooring
Q: What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner? A: There are some key differences in choosing the right detergent for your cleaning needs; the pH of a detergent is one dividing line. Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and are effective at removing any mineral deposits or oxidation on surfaces. Generally, acidic cleaners are also … [Read more...] about What to choose: acid vs alkaline cleaner?