Solve Your Aviation Cleaning Challenges with Techspray

Techspray's Aviation MRO line breaks new ground in safety and performance for precision solvent cleaning, aircraft component degreasing, contact cleaning, and avionics repair.

Our R&D team works 1-on-1 with aircraft manufacturers and major aviation maintenance, overhaul, and repair facilities(MRO) to identify the root cause of their challenges and develop safer products that meet performance and compliance requirements.

PWR-4 Aviation Degreaser, G3 Blue Shower Maintenance Cleaner, and G3 Contact Cleaner are all approved under Boeing spec D6-17487 rev. P for paint softening, hydrogen embrittlement, stress crazing, and other aviation specific requirements. Aviation Degreaser II qualifies under NESHAP VOC requirements 63.741-753.

Non-Hazardous

Low Toxicity

Safer than most aerosol degreasers Free of n-propyl bromide

Compliance

Compliance

Meets all regulatory and enviromental specifications

Performance

Performance

Efficient, industrial strength products engineered for specific applications

Multi-Functional

Multi-Functional

Usable across a variety of devices and electronics

E-Line Parts Sprayed Clean E-LINE Contact Cleaner
Powerful and economical electrical contact cleaner in an aerosol can. Remove oxidation, oil and other contaminants from contacts, metal switches, motors relays, generators, edge connectors, buss bars, circuit breakers, scales, and sensors.
2359-13S Aviation 2000 Degreaser
High pressure cleaner to quickly flush out grease & other soils
Picture of Aviation Clean & Prep Wipes Aviation Clean & Prep Wipes
Aerospace approved chemistries & wiping material in easy-to-use dispensing tubs.
2892-G Citrus HF Degreaser
High flashpoint citrus-based degreaser for heavy greases
2870-19S Precision-V Aviation Maintenance Cleaner
Nonflammable & eco-friendly aviation degreaser for cleaning sensitive surfaces
Picture of PWR-4 Aviation Degreaser PWR-4 Aviation Degreaser
Nonflammable & powerful spray for removing hydraulic and lubricating fluids
Picture of Aviation Degreaser II Aviation Degreaser II
Low-VOC cleaner for removing hydraulic and lubricating fluids
G3 Blue Shower Maintenance Cleaner G3 Blue Shower Maintenance Cleaner
Nonflammable & powerful degreaser
G3 Spray Clean G3 Contact Cleaner
Powerful, yet economical -- eliminate brushing and scrubbing saving time and materials
Precision-V Plastic-Safe Cleaner Precision-V Plastic-Safe Universal Cleaner
Plastic-safe, nonflammable cleaner for sensitive electronics
Picture of Liquid Oxygen Validation Solvent Liquid Oxygen Validation Solvent
Techspray Liquid Oxygen Validation Solvent is a proprietary azeotropic blend designed specifically for effective cleaning and validation of NASA propulsion oxygen systems hardware.

FAQ's

What is the difference between degreaser and sanitizer?

A degreaser is intended to clean a surface, so remove contamination. A degreaser is designed specifically to remove oils, greases, and lubricants. Sanitizers are intended to kill various pathogenic agents, like bacteria and viruses. There are materials that can do both, like 70% isopropyl alcohol (per CDC guidelines for hard surface disinfecting), but don’t assume all degreasers will kill pathogens.

What chemicals are in degreasers?

The ingredients of a degreaser can vary wildly depending on the product. Generally speaking, they fall into 2 camps: 1) solvent cleaners – this includes alcohols (like isopropyl alcohol, or ethyl alcohol), hydrocarbons (like heptane and mineral spirits), ketones (like acetone and xylene), and more exotic compounds and blends. 2) water-based cleaners – these include ingredients dissolved or blended with water. Which is best for your application depends on the type of soil and various requirements like performance, evaporation rate, toxicity limits, and environmental regulations.

Is Windex a degreaser?

Windex (or other similar glass cleaners) could be considered a very light-duty degreaser. Glass cleaners can remove very light oils, like fingerprints, but will fall very short with heavier oils, greases and lubricants. Techspray offers a foaming glass cleaner (part #1625-18S) and water-based Eco-Shine (1505-QT) for light cleaning, and products like G3 Maintenance Cleaner (1630-16S), PWR-4 Maintenance Cleaner (3400-20S), and E-LINE Maintenance Cleaner (1620-10S) for more heavy-duty oils, greases and lubricants.

Are there degreasers that are more toxic than others?

N-Propyl Bromide (nPB), Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Perchloroethylene (Perc) are highly toxic chemicals commonly used in degreasers to provide cleaning performance in a nonflammable formula. There are documented court cases where workers suffered major health effects when exposed to high levels of these chemicals. Workers reported headaches, dizziness, and even loss of full body control. There are also possible links to reproductive problems and cancer. All of this has caused maintenance facilities to reconsider their solvent choices, especially with manual cleaning when exposure tends to be higher.

Should I worry about plastic packaging and components and rubber seals when degreasing?

Rigid plastics like ABS, polycarbonate (trade name Lexan), and acrylic materials like Plexiglass can be very sensitive to harsh solvents like toluene, xylene, and acetone. Alcohol and hydrocarbon based solvents tend to be better on sensitive plastics. Rubber, silicone or other seals or gaskets made of elastomeric (soft) materials can have a tendency to swell or shrink with exposure to harsh solvents. After the solvent flashes off, they may spring back to their original dimensions, or be permanently changed, impacting the effectiveness of the seal. Polyester or Teflon based gasketing materials are less prone to this type of damage from harsh solvents.

What is a degreaser?

A degreaser is a cleaner designed to remove grease, oils, cutting fluids, corrosion inhibitors, handling soils, finger prints, and other contamination common in assembly, stamping, other types of metal fabrication, refineries, motor repair, airplane hangars, and many other applications. Degreasers go by a number of different names, including precision cleaner, maintenance cleaner, and specific for automotive repair, carb cleaner, brake cleaner. The objective for a degreaser is to remove the offending soil quickly, avoiding as much wiping and scrubbing as possible. Degreasing solvents are commonly packaged as an aerosol for convenience. Aerosols have the added advantage of providing a forceful spray that creates agitation and to penetrate all the crevices of the part.

Articles

Replacing n-Propyl Bromide: What You DON'T Know CAN Hurt You
Pierce Pillon, Senior Field Engineer, and Kevin Pawlowski, Application Specialist, explain the issues with n-propyl bromide (nPB) as a cleaning solvent and the most effective and efficient way to move to a safer solvent. This is edited from a webinar broadcast on November 5, 2020. Download Technic...
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EPA Considers 1-Bromopropane (n-Propyl Bromide, nPB) an “Unacceptable Risk” for Degreasing
August, 2020 – In the report “Nontechnical Summary of the Risk Evaluation for 1-Bromopropane (n-Propyl Bromide)”, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that this solvent “presents an unreasonable risk for 16 conditions of use.” Those conditions of ...
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The Expert’s Guide to Degreasers & Maintenance Cleaners
What is a degreaser? A degreaser is a cleaner designed to remove grease, oils, cutting fluids, corrosion inhibitors, handling soils, finger prints, and other contamination common in assembly, stamping, other types of metal fabrication, refineries, motor repair, airplane hangars, and many other appl...
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Small Product Changes Can Lead to Big Problems
By Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg, BFK Solutions LLC, guest contributorsThe manufacturer does vapor deposition. Coating was successful – except when it wasn’t. The manufacturer wanted consistently higher yield. We were helping them to achieve well-documented cleaning processes for products in...
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Optimizing the Vapor Degreasing Process
Vapor degreasers use a closed-loop system that works very reliably and efficiently as long as it is set-up correctly. If not, you can experience solvent loss, equipment corrosion, loss of cleaning performance, etc. By now, your process team has studied the placement area of the unit as well as pe...
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Critical Cleaning is Lean
By Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg, BFK Solutions LLC, guest contributors According to the gospel of Lean Manufacturing, if a company is not lean, it cannot be competitive. The business will fail; workers will lose their jobs. A lean process is value-added; critical cleaning is value-added. Cleaning is...
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Key Operational Checks When Setting Up A New Vapor Degreaser
Vapor degreasers use a closed-loop system that works very reliably and efficiently as long as it is set-up correctly. If not, you can experience solvent loss, equipment corrosion, loss of cleaning performance, etc. In our previous article, we discussed the do’s and don’ts of lo...
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How Techspray Developed a Powerful & Safe Aviation Industrial Degreaser
By Ed Vickless, Director Aerospace Business Development, Techspray A major freight company with a large fleet of aircraft was looking for a new solvent cleaner for their maintenance operation. Their health and safety engineers flagged the current aerosol cleaner as a health risk. Therefor...
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Vapor Degreasing: The Quick Guide
What is Vapor Degreasing? Vapor degreasing is the cleaning process by condensing solvents vapors on the object that is being cleaned. The process doesn’t require any water or scrubbing. Instead, the machine, a vapor degreaser, uses solvent vapors to cleanse and remove contaminants off of part...
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Techspray MRO products are used by over 200 aviation companies worldwide

  • duncan
  • delta
  • fedex
  • bombardier
  • american