Frequently Asked Questions about Di-Aqua
Di-Aqua is a family of environmentally friendly water based cleaning product specifically developed for the removal of silicone oils and greases from virtually any surface.
Di-Aqua is available as a concentrate or in a “ready to use” package. The typical dilution factor is 1:9 with water or 10%. However, some jobs do require the use of the material at higher concentrations or even full strength.
Di-Aqua is a water based product; therefore additional energy must be added to activate the product. You can use a power washer, scrubbing brush or an ultra-sonic bath. This added energy enables the Di-Aqua to emulsify the silicone oil/grease so that is can be rinsed away with a stream of fresh water.
Di-Aqua is safe on virtually any surface. That being said, it is always best to test on a small area.
Yes. However, we recommend eOx as a more economical degreaser.
No. Di-Aqua is water based and not hazardous to ship. Di-Aqua contains no EPA Listed ingredients. The NFPA rating for Di-Aqua is 0,0,0 as used. This compares very favorable to other silicone oil “cleaners” that are 1,2,0 or even 2,3,0. Since Di-Aqua is used either from a gallon container or spray bottle, no green house producing gasses are used. Several other products on the market may say they are safe, but since they come in a pressurized can, they are flammable regardless of the cleaning agent. Di-Aqua is not.
Yes. Di-Aqua is compatible with numerous metals and plastics. Ultrasonics actually decreases the amount of cleaning time by 75%. Heat can also be used to decrease cleaning time by 50%.
Not necessarily, higher temperatures will decrease the viscosity of the silicone oil/grease and make it easier, but as this product does not chemically react with the silicone, it is not critical as with the Digesil and PolyGone products.
When the parts no longer get 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. The Di-Aqua will get saturated over time but with the large numbers of silicone oils/greases on the market, it is difficult to provide an accurate number.
In most cases, Di-Aqua may be disposed of down the drain. However, RPM recommending consulting with your environmental department for final ruling as regulations vary by county and state.
This is not necessary as the silicone oils/greases do not contain solids that can be filtered.
Di-Aqua does not have an odor.
No, see above.