Sunday, October 4, 2015

How to choose a cleaning solution

A general overview of cleaning solvents and techniques.

Solvent selection and effectiveness:  http://www.productionmachining.com/articles/selecting-solvents-for-precision-cleaning

Dan Gelbart on coatings and surface cleaning:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7onZGqrYyY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kauri-butanol_value

http://cool.conservation-us.org/coolaic/sg/bpg/annual/v03/bp03-04.html



4 comments:

  1. Really cool tip about using bleach.

    I'v been struggling in past trying to clean my 3D-printer glass bed for PLA with acetone. Always took several passes to get even some sort of adhension with PLA. Now recently I found this kitchen cleaning solvent with advertisement that it contains ammonia and it feels to work much better. Is the effect something similar?

    Also I heard somewhere to use newspaper paper instead of paper towels, dunno if there is any science behind that, but its easier to get that "clean" squeaking sound from the glass.

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  2. Hello ben,
    When are you going to do a video on super critical xenon? maybe just for fun see how good of a cleaner it is compared to co2. Or even use other Nobel gases there non polar like co2.

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    1. I've wanted to play with liquid and supercritical xenon, but it's difficult to get. A lecture bottle costs over $600, and is rare enough that most welding shops will refuse to order it. It's on my list, though.

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  3. There are hundreds of cleaning solutions! really good tip for using bleach. I am going to try it. Best regards!

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