Smoke Melt

 


 

Alkaline Carbon Deposit Remover

Description and Use

Smoke Melt is a high pH alkaline cleaning product that will remove heavy carbon deposits and oil from metal, wood or masonry. Smoke Melt undiluted may strip latex and enamel paints in a short time. Smoke Melt softens heavy black smoke stains from fire damaged masonry.

Advantages
Removes heavy carbon deposits
Removes both food and petroleum oil staining

Limitations
Will etch windows

Technical Data
Appearance & Odor: Amber color, mild citric odor Physical State: Liquid pH: 13.5 Vapor Pressure (mmHg): As water Vapor Density (air=1): As water Boiling Point: 210째F Freezing/Melting Point: N.A. Specific Gravity (water =1): 1.120 Evaporation Rate: As water Solubility in water: Complete.

Preparation

General Preparation
Protect anodized aluminum, glass and painted substrates. Cover foliage with polyethylene or other proven protective material. Avoid wind drift on surrounding surfaces such as auto and pedestrian traffic.

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 cleaned. Test also to determine the desired surface contact time and any potential for adverse reactions with adjacent materials. Allow test panels to dry thoroughly before evaluating final appearance and results. Great care must be taken when applying this product because of its highly active penetrating nature.

Dilutions
- 4:1 - 9:1 for severe smoke damage.
- 15:1 for light smoke damage.
- Use undiluted - 10:1 for brushing application and oil stain removal.

Suitable Substrate
Metals, masonry materials, and wood

Application

General Application
Always protect the surrounding area by temporarily covering with plastic. If you are spraying this product always try to stay away from or above the mist, as it will burn your skin. Pre-wet (not soak), the area with water before applying the product. A nylon brush can be used to apply, when necessary. With a strong dilution, apply downstream through a pressure washer for severe smoke damage. With a weaker dilution, apply with a low pressure applicator for light smoke damage. For black crust removal, use undiluted. Let the product dwell for fifteen minutes to an hour. Use a high pressure rinse to remove the product. When removing smoke damage, use a higher dilution based on testing results. Allow the product lengthy dwell time, as Smoke Melt has special additives that causes soils to rise to the surface. A pressure washer rinse is required. 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 rubber gloves when handling this product. Keep off of skin and clothing. If material comes in contact with clothing, wash before reuse. The product contains Potassium Hydroxide and Ethanol. Do not get in eyes, on skin or clothing. Avoid breathing vapors. 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. 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 dilute Smoke Melt with any 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.

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 acids. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Do not use pressure to empty container. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not use container as dilution or rinsing vessel. Empty containers retain residue and must be handled as if full.

First Aid +

Instructions in Case of Contact or Exposure
Eyes: Flush thoroughly with water for fifteen minutes. If irritation persists seek medical attention.
Skin: Wash off immediately with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Drink large amounts of water. Seek medical attention.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If irritation persists, call physician.

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.