SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

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


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.

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O'Brien, WR
Berg, DT
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Developed by Committee: C24
Pages: 74–86
DOI: 10.1520/STP14874S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5220-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1857-7