Alkaline cleaners are classified by their pH level ranging from 8.5 to 14.0, and may vary by the amount of caustic agents that are used. The Crest alkaline cleaners are formulated with specific surfactants and wetting agents allowing them to work quickly and efficiently to remove unwanted soils, oils, and greases from the surface and crevices of the substrate.
Alkaline cleaners are a wise choice when cleaning iron or steel surfaces where rust and paint removal is required. This is a regular occurrence where gas and diesel engines are broken down for major service and repair. The alkaline cleaners in either spray washers or immersion systems can effectively work into hard to reach areas and produce exceptionally clean surfaces ready for new parts and refinished surfaces.
These Alkaline cleaners will etch reactive metals at higher pH ranges and can give a superior profile for coatings such as liquid paints and powder coatings. Care should be taken to keep concentration, pH, time, and temperature of the cleaning solution at correct levels to obtain the desired results.
The Crest alkaline products come in both liquid and powder forms and are long lasting, powerful cleaners.