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. … [Read more...] about Cleaning Steel Parts for Battle Reenactment
Learn the proper way to make a 1% detergent solution by following these four simple steps. To make a 2% detergent solution, simply double up the amount! Alconox Inc. aqueous detergents are sold in concentrate. To use, dilute according to package instructions. Most Alconox Inc. products require only a 1-2% dilution for optimal use. For further detail on how to make a 1% … [Read more...] about How to Make a 1% Solution
This TechNote on cleaning residues on complex geometries of 3D printed parts was submitted by an industry colleague – Joe Schuttert from Vacuum Process Systems LLC. The technique of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, allows for the production of complex geometries, both metallic and polymer, that a few years ago designers could only dream of. However, these … [Read more...] about 3D Printing: Cleaning Residues on Complex Geometries
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. Why does Liquinox have an expiration date? What are we losing by using expired soap? A. Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent, is used to clean critical substrates such as implantable medical devices, pharmaceutical process equipment, aerospace and precision manufacturing components and sensitive laboratory analytical equipment. It is critical to be confident in … [Read more...] about Using Expired Detergent