D-Zolve 917 from Solvent Kleene is a fast acting, safe paint and powder coating stripper designed to be used at low temperatures in an immersion tank. D-Zolve’s ability to quickly penetrate and break the chemical bond between the coating’s layers and the substrate is designed to eliminate the need for costly, high energy-consuming burnoff, blasting or heating of the solution to high temperatures.
To minimize health and environmental hazards, the stripper is non-flammable, non-toxic, and does not contain any ozone depleting components or carcinogenic compounds. According to the company, the product is compatible with most ferrous and non-ferrous metals including aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steels and carbon steels as well as plastic and silicone substrates.
D-Zolve 917 penetrates several layers of a paint or powder coating, delaminating these layers from the substrate’s surface. To facilitate the penetration of cross linked coatings, epoxy primers, polyurethane top coats, powder coatings and other difficult to remove coatings, D-Zolve is heated to 135-140°F, compared with strippers that need to be heated to 200°F. The formula also helps keep replenishment costs to a minimum. When used in an immersion tank, solids that drop to the bottom of the tank can be filtered out to extend the solution’s useful life.