CT Presoak GEL

 


 

Gelled Concrete Truck Wash Presoak

Description and Use

CT Presoak Gel is the first step of a two step application process for the removal of heavy excess concrete from concrete mixer trucks and construction equipment. CT Presoak Gel is designed to be a presoak concrete softener before applying the second step product called CT Wash. CT Wash breaks the bond between the softened concrete and the surface.

Advantages
Power penetration and softening action.

Limitations
Do not allow a prolonged dwell time on glass.

Technical Data
Appearance & Odor: Clear liquid, mild odor.
Physical State: Liquid
pH: 1.0
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): N/A
Vapor Density (air=1): N/A
Boiling Point: 212° F
Freezing/Melting Point: 5° F
Specific Gravity (water =1): 1.367
Evaporation Rate: N/A
Solubility in Water: Complete

Preparation

General Preparation
Protect adjacent and surrounding surfaces not intended to be cleaned when necessary.

Surface and Air Temperatures
Excessively high or low temperatures will produce poor results and possible harm. Best cleaning results are obtained when air and surface temperatures are 40° Fahrenheit or above. Do not clean when temperatures are below freezing or will be overnight. If freezing conditions exist, allow adequate time for surface to thaw. If air temperatures exceed 90° Fahrenheit, flash cool the surface with water before applying product. Do not allow products to dry on the surface. Always rinse thoroughly while still wet.

Pre-Testing
Always test prior to beginning full-scale cleaning operations. Testing should confirm cleaning effectiveness on each type of surface and stain designated to be removed. Testing also determines the desired dwell time and any potential for adverse reactions with adjacent materials. Allow test panels to dry thoroughly before evaluating final appearance and results.

Dilutions
- Use CT Presoak Gel undiluted (straight)
- 4:1 for removing heavy build-up
- Follow with CT Wash straight - 4:1

Application

General Application
Apply the product undiluted via sprayer directly on the areas of heavy excess concrete. (An EC Jet can be used when using a 4:1 dilution). After a soak time of one hour at 50ºF or higher, apply CT Wash without rinsing. Use one or two applications at a 4:1 dilution and allow to dwell for a minimum five minutes per application. Craftsmanship determines the appropriate pressures for rinsing. A thorough rinse job is always recommended, however, our chemistry never requires flooding a wall. Pressures that mark or damage the surface should be avoided. When in doubt, follow the manufacturers recommended P.S.I. for the substrate on which you are working.

Safety Information

Precautionary Measures
Always wear goggles and gloves when handling this product. Keep off of skin and clothing. If material comes in contact with clothing, wash before reuse. The product contains Phosphoric and Sulfuric Acid. Do not get in eyes, on skin or clothing. Avoid breathing fumes. Keep container closed when not in use. Use with adequate ventilation. Applicators should wear boots, gloves, face shields and/or goggles made of solvent resistant materials to avoid splash to bare skin and eyes. Dispose of empty containers according to federal, state, and local requirements. Avoid drifting of material or rinse water onto autos and pedestrians by protecting or diverting such traffic. Do not use for any other applications other than specified. Do not remove label. Read Material Safety Data Sheet for additional safety and health hazard information prior to use. Plants should be well wet down before exposure to this product and exposure should be kept to a minimum.

Spill or Leak Procedures
Check with the state, local, or federal regulations for waste disposal methods in the area. Wear proper protective equipment while doing cleanup. For large spills, dike and contain for intended use. For small spills, use a chemical absorbent product and place in approved container for disposal.

Container Handling/Storage
Store the product in a cool, dry place away from alkali/base. Do not allow this product to freeze. Vent bung cap before opening. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Wash thoroughly after handling. Empty containers retain residue and vapors and must be handled as if full. Completely rinse drum prior to disposal.

First Aid +

Instructions in Case of Contact or Exposure
Eyes: Flood with cool clean water for fifteen minutes. Seek immediate medical attention.
Skin: Wash off with soap and water for fifteen minutes. If irritation persists, call physician.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Call physician and seek medical attention if irritation persists.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Drink lots of water. Seek immediate medical attention.

Other

Notice
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the CFR.

Disclaimer
The information herein is given in good faith, but no warranty, either expressed or implied, is made. Final determination of the suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. All materials may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot be sure or guarantee these are the only hazards which exist.

Customer Service
Factory personnel are available for assistance at 800-313-8505 and will send you additional information on products as necessary.