CT Wash

 


 

Concrete Truck Wash

Description and Use

CT Wash is designed to remove light to medium build-up of excess concrete from concrete mixer trucks and construction equipment. For heavy build-up removal, use CT Presoak Gel as a first step application to soften excess concrete. CT Wash would be applied as the second step to break the bond between the softened concrete and the surface. The product may require extended dwell times depending on the severity of the build-up.

Advantages
Powerful penetration and softening action
Safe for paint and glass
Spray on / spray off, no brushing required when rinsing with a pressure washer

Limitations
May burn if used repeatedly straight
Use caution or high dilutions if there is chrome

Technical Data
Appearance & Odor: Clear liquid, mild biting odor
Physical State: Liquid
pH: 1.0
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): As water
Vapor Density (air=1): As water
Boiling Point: 210째 F
Freezing/Melting Point: NA
Specific Gravity (water =1): 1.15
Evaporation Rate: As water
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 40째 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 90째 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
- Straight - 4:1 for removing excessive build-up
- 10:1 - 20:1 (12 oz. or 6 oz. per gallon) low pressure application for regular concrete truck cleaning

Application

General Application
Apply CT Wash with a low pressure sprayer, foamer, pressure washer, or conventional brushing. Allow a five to ten minute dwell time. Apply again, let stand for another five to ten minutes, then pressure rinse off thoroughly. Remove as much excess concrete as possible. If areas of heavy build-up remain, use CT Presoak Gel as the first step application then follow with CT Wash. CT Wash should not be used as a regular truck cleaner, but may be used on occasion to remove cement dust and splatter. Always rinse thoroughly while wet.

Safety Information

Precautionary Measures
Always wear goggles and rubber gloves when handling this product. Keep off of skin and clothing. If material comes in contact with clothing, wash before re-use. Do not dilute CT Wash with any other product except water. 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. 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 a rain suit (plastic, rubber or PVC), boots, gloves, face shields and/or goggles to avoid splash to bare skin and eyes. MIOSH/MSHA approved respiration for use with acids if adequate ventilation is unavailable. Though the potential for fuming CT Wash is minimal, take precautions to avoid exposing building occupants to fumes. 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.

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 water fifteen minutes. Seek immediate medical attention.
Skin: Wash off with soap and water. If irritation persists, call physician.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If irritation persists, call physician.
Ingestion: 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.