Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner is an extra heavy duty, highly concentrated, water-based alkaline detergent blend preferred by painting and cleaning professionals for the toughest jobs.
Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner is ideal for heavy duty cleaning before applying a water-borne or solvent-borne coating or sealant.
Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner delivers the increased solvency and high soil-loading capacity required to remove heavy sticky masses of greasy grime, soot, smoke and exhaust residue and paint chalk.
Under severe soil conditions Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner has proven its ability to provide outstanding cleaning performance and deliver superior surface bonding characteristics for new coatings.
Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner is very economical and has been used effectively at concentrations as low as 0.2 oz./gal.
Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner has a very slight, mild odor. When diluted, it becomes virtually odorless.
It cleans rapidly through a broad range of temperature conditions and requires no unreasonable precautions by workers.
Heavy duty cleaning before applying coatings or sealants including, elastomeric, epoxy, urethane, acrylic and powder coat systems
Spray Gun Cleaner
Excellent cleaner for spray guns and spray tips when used undiluted. Also effective as a line purge for water-based and water-reducible coatings.
Deglossing water-based paints. Removing overspray and solid color stains.
|* Hot/Cold Water Pressure Washer w/chemical injector
* Airless Sprayer
* Conventional Sprayer
* Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit
|* Hand-Pump, Tank-Type Sprayer
* Hose-End Sprayer
* Trigger Sprayer
* Hand Wiping
A. Direct Application of Solution
Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner is highly concentrated and is diluted with water for most applications. Dilution rates will vary depending upon the surface, the soil load and method of application.
|Dilution Guide for Direct Application of Solution|
Mix 1 oz. per gallon of water
Mix 2.5 oz. per gallon of water
Mix 5 oz. per gallon of water
Note: Heavy soil conditions may require stronger concentrations.
B. Pressure Washer Detergent Injection
Most cold water pressure washers with detergent injectors are pre-set for an injection rate of 10 parts water to 1 part of detergent. To obtain lower concentrations, premix the solution before injecting.
|Dilution Guide for 10:1 Detergent Injection|
|Soil||Pre-Mix Before Injection|
|Light Duty||Mix 10 oz. per gallon of water|
|Medium Duty||Mix 25 oz. per gallon of water|
|Heavy Duty||Mix 50 oz. per gallon of water|
|pH as supplied||13.0|
|pH @ 10 oz./gal||10.5|
|pH @ 5 oz./gal||9.5|
|pH @ 1 oz./gal||7.5|
|Solubility in Water||Complete|
|Appearance||Transparent green liquid|
|Boiling Point||Over 212°F|
|Freezing Point||Below 32°F|
|Freeze/Thaw Stability||3+ Cycles|
To determine how much Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner will be needed for a specific cleaning job, use the following guide:
|Calculate the total area to be cleaned by multiplying the length by height|
|Length X Height = Total Square Footage|
|________ X ________ = ________|
To determine the approximate gallons of Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner required:
- Select Light, Medium or Heavy Duty from the chart (below) based on soil conditions.
- Find the Square Feet of Coverage closest to the Total Surface Area in Square Feet to be cleaned.
- Use the number in the “Gallons of Concentrate” column for the number of gallons needed to clean a flat, smooth surface using a low pressure spray applicator.
Note: For rough, porous or corrugated surfaces, multiply gallons X 1.2.
For high pressure spray application multiply gallons X 1.3.
|Square Feet of Cleaning Coverage|
|Gallons Required||Light Duty 1 oz./gal||Med. Duty 5 oz./gal||Heavy Duty
Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner is biodegradable, non-flammable, non-carcinogenic and contains no butyl, silicone, petroleum or chlorinated solvents.
Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner is available through Paint Dealers and Distributors throughout the United States and is manufactured in Livonia, MI. Call Great Lakes Laboratories toll-free at 1-800-888-1105 for the name of a dealer or distributor near you.
Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner is available in 1 gallon plastic bottles, 5 gallon plastic pails with reclosable spouts and 55 gallon plastic drums.
Technical advice furnished by Great Lakes Laboratories, Inc. concerning any use or application of Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner is reliable as current technology allows and the company makes no warranty, express or implied of any use or application for which advice is furnished. Technical assistance and information is available upon request by calling Great Lakes Laboratories toll-free at 1-800-888-1105.
- Machine Tool Manufacturer – Prepaint cleaning of used machinery
Restrictions – Eliminated the use of lacquer thinner and 1,1,1, trichloroethylene
Soil conditions – Heavy deposits of chips, fines, coolants, lubricants and oils
Concentration – 10 oz. of Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner per gallon of water
Procedure – 10 oz. of Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner per gallon of water
- Diesel Truck Garage – Prepaint cleaning of painted block walls and decking
Restrictions – Use of flammable solvents prohibited
Soil conditions – Heavy coating of diesel exhaust on decking. Shop soils on walls.
Concentration – 5 oz. of Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner per gallon of water
Procedure – Applied solution using a hand-pump, tank-type garden sprayer. Allowed 5 to 10 minutes contact time depending on soil conditions and high-pressure rinsed using a pressure washer.
- Paper Mill – Prepaint cleaning of paper machine during annual shutdown
Restrictions – Health and safety concerns regarding the planned use of ammonia for neutralization
Soil conditions – Varying concentrations of grease, oil, and paper dust
Concentration – Varied from 5 oz. to 20 oz. per gallon of water based on soil conditions
Procedure – The contaminated deck areas were thoroughly sprayed using a mixture of 10 oz. of No Rinse Prepaint Cleaner per gallon of water. After 15 minutes contact time, the treated areas were blown dry using oil-free, compressed air. When dry, pH tests were conducted to confirm that the acid had been neutralized before painting.
- Textile Mill – Prepaint cleaning of oil-stained concrete roof decking
Restrictions – Short cleaning time required, pressure washer use allowed
Soil conditions – Heavy oil contamination of uncoated concrete
Concentration – 10:1 using pressure washer detergent injector
Procedure – Applied solution with pressure washer to 30′ x 30′ sections, after 10 minutes contact time rinsed the surface using a hot water pressure washer.
- Wood Deck – Removal of solid, latex stain and ground-in dirt
Restrictions – Prevention of damage to adjacent vegetation
Soil conditions – Deteriorating solid color stain, dirt
Concentration – Undiluted
Procedure – Work was conducted at 80°F with the deck in direct sunlight. Undiluted solution was applied over the entire deck surface insuring thorough wetting. After 20 minute contact time, the surface was scrubbed using a stiff-bristled push broom then rinsed with a pressure washer using a 25° wand tip. The elevated temperature of the deck surface accelerated penetration of the Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner through the stain. Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner is safe for use around vegetation.
A. United States Department of Agriculture
Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner has been accepted with an A-1 category designation as a general cleaning agent on all surfaces or for use with steam or mechanical cleaning devices in all departments of USDA inspected facilities. Regulations require a potable water rinse following cleaning.
B. Independent Laboratory Testing
Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner has been tested for cleaning effectiveness and coating compatibility by an independent testing laboratory. The testing protocol and results are detailed below.
Inasmuch as some observations were subjective, they have been rated using the following ASTM Standardized Scoring System:
|8||Very Good|||||Very Slight|
Adhesion to Steel
ASTM D 3359
The bottom half of five – 4″ x 8″ steel panels were immersed in Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner, removed and air dried for 24 hours. Each panel was then entirely coated with one of the following coatings and dried at 77°F for seven days. The immersed and unimmersed areas of each panel were then tested for coating adhesion.
|Loss of Adhesion
(immersed vs. unimmersed)
|Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner|
|Adhesion-in-Peel on Steel||ASTM C 794|
The bottom half of a steel panel was immersed in Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner as above. After drying for 24 hours the entire panel was coated with a silicone sealant (General Electric Silicone II). After 14 days Adhesion-in-Peel was measured on the immersed and unimmersed panel sections.
|Adhesion-in-Peel on Steel – Silicone Sealant||Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner|
|Pounds per linear inch||19|
|Pounds per linear inch||19|
12″ x 12″ pieces of white fabric were stained with coffee, lipstick and cola. The stains were dried for 24 hours and the fabric was soaked for 15 minutes in Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner. After soaking, the fabric was removed and brushed with a stiff bristle brush for 25 cycles and evaluated for the degree of stain removal.
|Stain Removal||Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner|
Removal of Paint and Stain from Wood
A semi-gloss interior latex paint and a solid color oil-based stain were applied to pine panels and dried for 48 hours. Sponges were soaked in the Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner and placed in contact with each coating for 10 minutes. The sponges were removed and each area was scrubbed with a stiff bristle brush for 20 cycles to determine removal properties.
Removal from Wood
Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner
|Latex Paint||Very Good|
|Solid Oil Stain||Good|
Oil and Grease Removal
A multi-purpose white grease (Pennzoil 705) and a heavy duty motor oil (Mystik JT-8 SAE 1OW/40) were applied to coated aluminum panels and dried for 24 hours. Each panel was then partially immersed in each cleaner for 10 minutes. After the immersion period, the panels were removed rinsed with cold water and evaluated for removal.
|Removal from Aluminum Panel||Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner|
|Grease Removal||Very Good|
Cold Rolled steel panels were immersed in the Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner for 10 minutes removed and allowed to dry for 7 days at standard conditions. The panels were then evaluated for the presence of flash rusting.
|Extra Muscle Prepaint Cleaner|