CARBON REMOVER - Solvent Cleaner
CARBON REMOVER solvent cleaner is a combination of highly active, fast-penetrating solvents with selected detergents and corrosion inhibitors designed to remove carbon deposits, varnish, gummy matter, etc., from diesel engine pistons, rings, valves and other parts where oil combustion products may be accumulated.
Penetrates and softens hard-to-remove carbon deposits
Reduces need for mechanical cleaning or use of heat
Excellent paint stripper
Contains corrosion inhibitor
Non-corrosive to most metals
Heavier than water
Allows use of water seal to minimize odor and act as a rinse agent
Application and Use
CARBON REMOVER cleaner penetrates deposits and dissolves oil, grease, varnish and most products of incomplete combustion. Insoluble mineral matter (carbon, soot, ash, dirt) is softened so that it can easily be removed with a water rinse.
CARBON REMOVER cleaner has many other uses as a parts and equipment cleaner. For example, it is an excellent paint stripper for oil base, latex and epoxy paints. Two cleaning methods are recommended.
A. SOAKING METHOD
1. After removing rubber trim, place the parts to be cleaned in a pan or drum of suitable size with enough CARBON REMOVER cleaner to cover. Small parts may be put into a wire basket for easy removal and recovery. Use a water seal as indicated in 2b.
2. Allow to stand until deposits are completely dissolved or loosened, (usually 4-8 hours). The actual time required will depend on the thickness and composition of the deposits.
a) When deposits are exceptionally heavy, it is desirable to stir or agitate the solvent.
b) When deposits are carbonized, the solvent may be heated to 55°- 60° C (130° - 140° F). When this is done, cover the solution with a 7.5 - 15cm (3-6 in.) layer of water to retain the vapors.
NOTE: CARBON REMOVER cleaner is heavier than water. If CARBON REMOVER cleaner is put into the tank first, followed by water, the liquids will form two layers with the water on top. Addition of a water layer does not dilute the cleaner or impair its effectiveness in any way and will serve as a vapor barrier.
CARBON REMOVER cleaner should not be heated above 75° C (165° F).
3. Remove from cleaning bath, rinse with a stream of water to remove any loosened material that remains on the parts, and dry by wiping or with compressed air.
B. BRUSHING METHOD
For in-place cleaning of large, heavy equipment, CARBON REMOVER cleaner may be applied to the soiled parts with a paint brush (do not use a brush with bristles set in rubber). Continue brushing, keeping the brush moist with CARBON REMOVER cleaner, until the parts are clean. Provide adequate positive ventilation in the cleaning area. After cleaning, wipe the parts with a cloth soaked in water, then with a dry cloth. These procedures may be varied at the discretion of the user, in accordance with available apparatus.
Typical Physical Properties
Appearance: Clear, dark brown liquid
Specific Gravity at 25°C (77° F): 1.06 - 1.08
Flash Point (PMCC): >77° C (>170° F)
Freeze Point: -14° C (6.8° F)
CARBON REMOVER solvent cleaner is available in 25-liter containers.
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