The EZ STRIP™ 44L is a liquid, highly alkaline/caustic, accelerated paint stripping system, particularly suited for difficult-to-remove baked or polymerized paint finishes from steel surfaces only. EZ STRIP™ 44L can be used in immersion/dip, or spray/typhoon applications. EZ STRIP™ 44L formulations do not contain methylene chloride or ethylene glycol ether solvents and provide: improved paint strip rates versus traditional hot caustic baths, improved paint strip rates versus traditional solvent-accelerated packages, better paint solubility preventing paint re-deposition, easy rinsing, prevention of flash rusting, excellent bath life. EZ STRIP™ 44L highly alkaline caustic component.
EZ STRIP™ 44L: 30 – 40% (v/v) and Free Alkalinity: 14.8 – 19.0ml at temperature: 170 – 200°F
Product concentrations and/or temperature requirements may be lower or higher than the outlined range depending on the finishes to be removed and/or the available stripping time.
The use of bath agitation and filtration is highly recommended. Agitation is required to mix the two phases. A 3-5” EZ STRIP™ OIL BLANKET should be used providing that the equipment setup allows for the two phases to mix well without affecting the oil blanket. Strip times will vary and depend on the many factors including paint type, paint thickness, process tank agitation, process bath paint solids level and temperature.
The use of filtration and recycling/reclaim methods can significantly extend the life of the EZ STRIP™ 44L. Most paint types will dissolve into solution. This means the paint forms into sludge. Paint sludge may be minimized by using canister equipment to remove large paint solids before they are dissolved. It has been demonstrated in the field that e-coat solids can be removed using an oil coalescer. Centrifuges such as those designed and manufactured by CentraSep have demonstrated to be particularly effective.
Processed parts must be followed by rinse and corrosion inhibition stages. Many of Dimachem’s corrosion inhibitors may be used following the stripping bath. Product selection depends on the corrosion resistance properties required. For basic needs, EZ GUARD™ CORROSION INHIBITOR EYM is recommended. For longer-term storage requirements, EZ GUARD™ EMULSION 53L oil emulsion product is recommended. For acid pickling and basic corrosion protection, EZ STRIP™ PICKLE PROTECT 250 may be considered.
For additional application and product recommendations, consult with your Dimachem Representative.