Solvent Kleene’s D-Zolve GL 15-33 LO paint stripper is designed to safely remove layers of aircraft paint, including epoxy primer with cross-linked polyurethane top coats such as MIL P23377 epoxy or TTP 2760 flexible polyurethane and MIL C85285 polyurethane topcoat, fluid-resistant BMS 10-11-V Type 1, BMS 10-60-H, BMS 10-7-9, and Desothane 6221T. It also removes topcoats with high-solid-content fluoride and other high-solid-content polyurethanes.
Approved for use by the U.S. Air Force, D-Zolve fully conforms to Boeing D6-17487M and to T.O. 1-1-8, including sandwich corrosion tests, immersion corrosion tests, hydrogen embrittlement tests and more, the company says. It can be safely used with aluminum, magnesium, stainless steel, carbon steel, cadmium-coated steel and titanium, and contains no chlorinated components or other carcinogens. The paint stripper also has no hydrogen embrittling components and no peroxides, and is non-acidic.
According to the company, D-Zolve GL 15-33 LO exhibits a long active life, slow rate of evaporation and excellent clinging properties, even on vertical surfaces and the undersides of wings and fuselage. It can be sprayed using an airless spraying system, or applied with a brush and smoothed out with a plastic spatula. It also is available for tank immersion stripping.