Solvent Kleene Inc.’s D-Zolve 1012 strips electrocoatings at near room temperatures, eliminating the need for heating the solution above 100°F. Designed for quick and safe stripping of E-coatings from intricate part shapes, it is said to be biodegradable, non-flammable and non-hazardous with no hazardous air pollutant potential and no ozone depleting components. It is compatible with both ferrous and non-ferrous metals and safe for galvanized steel, aluminum, zinc, copper, brass, magnesium, carbon steel and stainless steel. Designed for use in an immersion tank, the product penetrates the topcoat and the primer, breaking the bond between the metal and the coating.
Once the surface bond is broken, the topcoating dissolves and the primer falls off in pieces and drops to the bottom of the immersion tank. Waste solids can be filtered out and the solution reused many times before replenishment is necessary. It can also be used at room temperature to remove powder coatings.