STP1200: A Screening Evaluation of Surface Cleaning Fluids and Their Effects Upon the Adhesion of Various Weathersealing Sealants

    O'Brien, WR
    Technical Service Representative, Developmental Chemist at the Dow Corning Corporation, Auburn, MI

    Berg, DT
    Technical Service Representative, Developmental Chemist at the Dow Corning Corporation, Auburn, MI

    Pages: 13    Published: Jan 1992


    Abstract

    A low volatile silicone cleaning/priming solution was evaluated in comparison with a variety of organic cleaning solvents and one organic solvent based primer. The evaluation also reviewed a wide variety of substrates, sealants, and surface contaminations. In virtually all situations the use of the silicone cleaner/primer alternative to organic solvents actually helped promote sealant adhesion better than all other solvents evaluated.

    Keywords:

    sealants, surface preparation cleaning solvents, adhesion


    Paper ID: STP14874S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C24.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP14874S


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