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Frequently Asked Questions about Di-Aqua

 

What is Di-Aqua used for?

Di-Aqua is used to silicone oils, silicone greases, and uncured silicone adhesives and sealants.  Typical manufacturers are GE, Dow, Rhodia, NuSil, and Wacker.

 

How does it work?

Di-Aqua emulsifies the polymer through gentle scrubbing or with a high pressure power washer.  Once the product is emulsified, the silicone can be rinsed away with a stream of water.

 

Can Di-Aqua be used as a degreaser?

No.  We recommend eOx as a more economical degreaser.

 

How long does it take to work?

The Di-Aqua begins to work as soon as you begin scrubbing.

 

Is it hazardous for transportation?

No. Di-Aqua is not hazardous to ship.  Di-Aqua contains no EPA Listed ingredients.  It is water based!

 

Is it a solvent?

No.  Di-Aqua is a propriety blended product that emulsifies silicone and does not actually dissolve the silicone.

 

Can it be used in parts washers or ultrasonic tanks?

Yes.  Di-Aqua is compatible with numerous metals and plastics.  Ultrasonics actually decreases the amount of cleaning time by 75%.  Heat, up to 49C (120F), can also be used to decrease cleaning time by 50%.

 

Will temperature effect performance?

Yes, elevating the temperature of the Di-Aqua will improve its performance.  See above.

 

How do I know when it is not working anymore?

When the item/part no longer gets clean in the typical cleaning time for your particular application.  When you first start using Di-Aqua, it is worthwhile to note the initial cleaning time for reference and comparison.

 

How do I dispose of it?

Since Di-Aqua is water based, it may qualify to be sent down the drain.  However, RPM Technology recommends checking with local authorities in your area first.

 

Can it be reused?

The Di-Aqua can continue to be used until it no longer emulsifies the silicone.  Once the material no longer works it must be disposed.

 

Does it smell?

Di-Aqua has a very slight odor.  As the ingredients are not listed, no special breathing apparatus is required.  However, we do recommend using in a well-ventilated area.

 

Do you have to wear breathing apparatus?

No, see above.

 
 

For more information about Di-Aqua products, contact RPM Technology, LLC

Date issued: 01/09