OxyStrip 2040 is a specially formulated water based, thixotropic liquid gel Mildly alkaline paint remover for the cost effective and enviroment freindly Paint removal of uncured and old cured paints and coatings such as epoxies and urethane materials from steel, concrete, aluminum and other alloys, wood, and masonary substrates. OxyStrip 2040 effectively removes latex, alkyd, acrylic paints, and many other high performance coatings such as two component epoxy and urethane. This product contains no known carcinogens, methylene chloride or other chlorinated solvents. OxyStrip 2040 is an extremely effective and easy-to-use paint stripper; it is ideal for use in almost any paint stripping application.
OxyStrip 2040 is a molecule expanding formula, It works by lifting the coating. OxyStrip 2040 is a low volatility paint stripper; this means that instead of evaporating rapidly it remains on surfaces to lift and soften the paint. OxyStrip 2040 removes more paint in fewer applications than methylene chloride containing paint strippers. Since it is water-soluble, cleans up is easy.
TYPICAL USES :
OxyStrip 2040 is ideal for use as a paint stripper in mines, petrochemical plants, pulp and paper mills, other industrial plants, homes, and other areas where abrasive blast cleaning and removal is not an option because of environment or worker safety concerns. The paint removal process in the restoration of brick, concrete, wood or sandstone buildings can be completed without the abrasive blasting process. This will ensure that the desired aesthetic qualities and appearance of the original structure are not subjected to any unwanted mechanically imposed physical damage which can occur during mechanical blast cleaning procedures. Consult our sales personnel for additional information.
Was engineered to be a one-stop paint stripper for use in all industries. Examples of commercial industry uses include aviation, agriculture and forestry, building maintenance, marine, military, and transportation and logistics. Some industrial application uses include paint stripping or removing for airplanes, buildings, graffiti, military vehicles, ships, sail boats, trains, buses, diptanks, and many more.
Ideal surfaces include gelcoat, brick, cement, ceramic, concrete, fiber glass, mason, plaster, stone, wood, furniture, paint film, and proseal. All metals including aluminum, cadmium, magnesium, steel, titanium, and zinc.
SUGGESTED SURFACE PREPARATION
OxyStrip 2040 can be applied under the same conditions as those which you can successfully apply paint. For best results underlying substrate should be between 55° and 100° F.
Prior to use, test the compatibility of the surface or part being stripped to make sure that the chemical does not also attack it.
Coverage varies depending on the type of coating and the number of layers being stripped. Coverage between 50 and 100 square feet per gallon can be expected in most situations. Actual coverage will vary depending on paint thickness. If the coverage is too thin and no blistering occurs within a reasonable time, sometimes an additional thin coat of OxyStrip 2040 should cause paint removal.
To use OxyStrip 2040, simply apply it and give it time to work. It has just the right consistency to allow it to remain in place, even on vertical surfaces. Because OxyStrip 2040 does not produce powerful fumes, it can be used safely indoors with ventilation. Furthermore, OxyStrip 2040 contains no caustics or other harsh chemicals.
OxyStrip 2040 is used as is, and is formulated to achieve optimum results using a spray application method. It can be readily applied by conventional air. airless and HVLP equipment. OxyStrip 2040 can be applied by brush or roller; but, it has been determined that these methods generally produce a lower film build and inconsistent thicknesses of the product. Brush or roller application methods should be restricted to small areas or where spray application is difficult or impractical. OxyStrip 2040 is thixotropic gel paint remover and can be applied to vertical surfaces using an airless sprayer. Try on small scale first to verify it.
OxyStrip 2040 works on a multitude of substrates. It is safe to use on glass, metal, masonry, plaster, fiberglass. Because OxyStrip 2040 does not discolor wood or raise its grain, it is particularly safe to use on certain types of wood, however, it is best to try it on very small area to determine the effect of OxyStrip 2040 on the wood. It is not recommended for use on wallboard.
Because it is difficult to determine the type and amount of coatings present on a surface, perform a small test first. This will determine OxyStrip 2040 effectiveness, coverage, and the approximate amount of time required for it to work.
Before beginning application, protect adjacent areas. Although OxyStrip 2040 is effective on glass, metal, wood, and stone, it may soften some resinous materials, so mask off any nearby caulking and rubber with plastic tape and plastic sheeting. Also protect nearby painted surfaces that you do not intend to strip. If you are uncertain whether OxyStrip 2040 will harm a surface either test it first or simply cover the surface.
1. Stir to a uniform consistency
2. Apply a thick coat of OxyStrip 2040 to the area being stripped using a paintbrush or a wallpaper paste brush for larger areas. Then, if desired, cover OxyStrip 2040 with a plastic film. this especially helpful if you are removing multiple layers of built-up coatings or sealers because it reduces evaporation and allows OxyStrip 2040 gel paint remover to absorb deeper and more completely
3. Let Coating Remover do the work in softening the finish. Because coatings cannot be removed until fully softened, this is the most critical step when using the product. Give the material enough time to absorb and apply additional OxyStrip 2040 as necessary. Depending on the type of coating being removed, the temperature, and the number of layers present, OxyStrip 2040 may take several minutes, or several hours to strip the coating..
4. Test the finish. This determines whether coatings are satisfactorily softened for removal. Periodically scratch or scrape a small portion of the treated area to see how easily the coating is removed.
5. Apply additional material if necessary. If OxyStrip 2040 is completely absorbed, yet doesn’t completely soften all built-up layers of the coatings, apply a second coat of material and give it time to work. Repeat this procedure until all built-up layers are soft enough for easy removal.
6. Remove softened finish. Once the finish is completely softened, scrape it off with a putty knife indoors and a pressure washer outdoors. If using pressure on wood, take care to prevent damaging the fibers.
7. Clean up any residue and remaining finish. This is done on wood by lightly sanding and on other surfaces by agitating and soapy water.
General Chemical offers a custom formulation which can apply by spraying or mopping. This makes it easier and faster to apply when stripping floors
Ventilate enclosed areas, and wear oil resistant rubber gloves and safety glasses. If OxyStrip 2040 gets on skin or into eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. See the Material Safety Data Sheet for more detailed hazard evaluation and safety information
OxyStrip 2040 is suitable to be used for lead abatement because it encapsulates lead and other heavy metals in the finish, preventing them from escaping into the environment.
OxyStrip 2040 should remain on substrate for 40 minutes to 2 hours, or until paint system visibly separates from substrate. The paint system can be removed by with assistance if necessary, by approved plastic scraper.
Once paint or other type of coating is completely softened, it is simply scraped off or removed using high-pressure water.
A scratch test with a non-abrasive scrapper may indicate the paint may be removed with physical assistance.
WASTE DISPOSAL :
WARNING: The sludge OxyStrip 2040 produces when removing lead and other heavy metal contaminated coatings is toxic and considered hazardous waste.
Consult appropriate local, state and federal regulations regarding waste disposal or discharge. Do not permit waste waters to seep into ground or discharge into sewer
OxyStrip 2040 is supplied in 1 Gallon, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums, Intermediated bulk containers such as Toes.
TECHNICAL DATA :
Color/Appearance: Clear thixotropic gel paint remover with light blue emulsion and Foam and mild sweet aroma
Storage/Shelf Life: Keep in sealed containers and store in a well ventilated area. Shelf life is indefinite as long as material is prevented from evaporating. Mix well and form the emulsion before use.
VOC: 1.01 Lbs. Per gal.(121 g/l)
Flash Point: in excess of 212 F (100 c)
Freezing Point: 32 F (0 c)
Ph : 2-3 (Direct Reading)
Temperature use Range: If the temperature is below 40 F., OxyStrip 2040 may work too slowly to be effective.
Note: The information presented herein is our interpretation of certain test results and field experience to date. The information is not to be taken as warranty or representation for which we assume legal responsibility, nor as permission or recommendation to practice any patented invention without a license. It is offered solely for your consideration, investigation and verification.