Awlwash is a wash down concentrate formulated to clean Awlgrip, Awlgrip HS and Awlcraft 2000. Contains no alkalis, acids or abrasives.
Awlwash contains no materials harmful to the Marine Environment as defined in ‘Annex III of the Dangerous Substances Directive 67/548/EEC’ and can be discharged with wash water within the provisions of MARPOL Annex V [Resolution MEPC.201(62)].
- Formulated specifically for Awlgrip
- Free-rinsing formula for faster drying
- 100% biodegradable
- Contains no alkalis, acids or abrasives
- Can be discharged with wash water within the provisions of MARPOL Annex V
Rinse surface thoroughly prior to washing. The surface preparation advice provided, and equipment suggestions, can be used as a guide. Preparation techniques and results will vary according to individual conditions, equipment choice/condition and other factors. Testing on a non-critical area should be carried out prior to full-scale preparation.
Mixing & Reduction
1 oz. (30 ml) of AWLWASH per Gallon of Water Mixing and reduction requirements will vary according to individual conditions, climate, equipment choice/condition and other factors. Mixing and application of a small sample before full scale application is recommended.
Application equipment and parameters are given as a guide. Actual equipment choices will vary according to application conditions, equipment choice/condition and other factors. Testing on a non-critical area should be carried out prior to full-scale application. Contact your local technical service representative for further advice if necessary. Wash surface while still wet from initial rinsing, using a soft, non-abrasive applicator when washing the surface. Do not allow AWLWASH to dry on the surface prior to rinsing. Wash small sections of large surfaces to insure the surface stays wet. Rinse thoroughly after washing. When finished, wipe surface with soft cotton towel or chamois to prevent water spots.
Note: If water spots are a problem, Awlgrip recommends the use of a water softener to reduce water spots. Water spots are caused by organic and inorganic impurities in the water. If water beads are allowed to air dry, the water evaporates and leaves a residue on the paint. If this residue is not removed it may gradually etch the paint. If water spots occur, they can be removed with Awlgrip’s AWL®CARE Protective Polymer Sealer (73240). Stubborn stains may require a higher concentration of AWLWASH. High concentrations will require increased amounts of rinsing. Some stubborn stains may require AWLWASH to be used at full strength. Awlgrip recommends washing the surface once a week to prevent dirt build up.
Optimal Surface/Ambient Temperature range is 18°C (60°F) to 35°C (95°F). Proper Application and/or cure results may be more difficult to achieve when conditions are outside this range. Do not apply to surfaces less than 3ºC above dew point or to surfaces warmer than 41ºC. Ambient temperature should be minimum 13°C (55°F) and maximum 41°C (105°F).