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: I was wondering if you have a product that I can use in an ultrasonic cleaner to clean tungsten carbide that would not leach out cobalt? That also can be disposed of down a drain? A: Tungsten carbide (WC) cleaning comes with some inherent issues, and the cleaning cycle that accompanies it will depend entirely on the feed stock (components to be cleaned) that the process … [Read more...] about How To Clean Carbide
Q. I am making a 1% detergent solution? How do I do this? A. Thanks for the question. We do get these calls from time to time and it is certainly better to be sure. Most of our detergents are recommended at 1-2% concentrations. Concentration is directly related to capacity or the amount of residue the detergent can remove. More highly soiled applications … [Read more...] about How to: Making detergent solution (1%) by weight or volume
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?