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Published: 8/1/2018

Choosing the Right Critical Cleaning Method
Successful cleaning methods are critical to ensure components work as they should. MicroCare’s Mike Jones suggests you develop a cleaning “scorecard” to help you evaluate cleaning processes.

Published: 6/1/2018

Choosing Cleaning Wipes for a Specific Process
There are so many different cleaning wipes on the market. MicroCare’s Mike Jones offers some information to help you choose the right ones.

Published: 3/1/2018

Boosting the Power of Immersion Degreasing
How do you make your parts cleaning operation more efficient? Add agitation, says Bex’s Steve Phillips.

Published: 11/1/2017

When to Discard Solution, Recharge a Parts Washer
How can we determine the ideal time to discard the cleaning solution and recharge these washers? Chemetall’s David Gotoff answers this question.

Published: 8/1/2017

How to Implement Ambient Temperature Cleaning
Q. How can we find an ambient temperature spray cleaner to implement for our five-stage pretreatment line used prior to powder coating? Cleaning expert David Peterson has the answer. 

Published: 7/25/2017

How to Identify Substrate or Paint Defect
Q. Over the past several years we have had a coating defect anomaly randomly show up on painted parts...Cleaning expert David S. Peterson takes a close look at cleaning processes to identify the root cause. 

Published: 6/1/2017

Do Your Own Compatibility Testing
It’s helpful to check for compatibility problems before setting up a new cleaning process, before adding a new product and before changing a process.

Published: 6/1/2017

How to Strip Zinc Phosphate Without Using Chromic Acid
Q. I want to remove zinc phosphate from hardware parts after cold heading. Typically to remove zinc phosphate, I would soak in chromic acid at a high temperature, but this is not a viable or safe method for bulk treatment. Can I just hit the parts w...

Published: 6/1/2017

How to Use Pretreatment to Improve Salt Spray Hours
Q. Our goal is to have our gas regulators pass ASTM B117 for 500 hours. We use an epoxy powder coat; parts are treated with zinc phosphate first, then powder coated. We are seeing the internal parts of the castings rusting prematurely. Which spec co...

Published: 6/1/2017

Intermittent Phosphate Line Usage
Q. I inherited a cleaning and phosphate line and over the last two weeks, we have lost our phosphate solution twice. I am told it is because we have lost iron in the solution. Is there an additive that can be used to help maintain the solution as th...