by the US Coast Guard
year of testing Cortec®
VCI-415, the US Coast Guard will be switching to VCI-415 for all
of their aircraft.
What is VCI-415?
VCI-415 is a
heavy-duty biodegradable water-based alkaline cleaner and degreaser
offering unique flash corrosion protection. VCI-415 can provide
corrosion protection for up to 6 months during indoor storage. VCI-415
is formulated to meet the requirements for cleaning and corrosion
protection of aircraft.
contained in VCI-415 function by altering hydrocarbons so that the
deposits can be removed with water. VCI-415 can be metered into
power washers, steam cleaners, dip tanks and other cleaning equipment.
Along with good detergent properties, VCI-415 is hard water stable.
While most cleaning
compounds available on the market today are simple blends of surfactants
and detergents which limit their cleaning effectiveness, VCI-415
offers improved cleaning plus multimetal corrosion protection action
in one step, resulting in significant savings. VCI-415 has the unique
ability to remove such deposits as heavy hydrocarbons, grease, drawing,
buffing machinery compounds. US Coast Guard & VCI-415 The US Coast
Guard had been using alkaline products and Simple Green Cleaners
as a spot remover to clean all of their aircraft. They were experiencing
corrosion problems on some of these craft, and were looking for
a cleaner that could provide added corrosion protection. In addition,
they were also interested in a more environmentally safe cleaner.
the aircraft being cleaned and the amount of dirt and chlorides
that are being re-moved, the working concentration is anywhere from
10%-100% VCI-415. In many instances, the cleaner is applied with
a pressure spray wand and left on the surface for 3-5 minutes. The
surface is then lightly agitated with a brush, and finally rinsed
clean with water.
could be used at any of the Coast Guard locations, it needed to
go through extensive testing to ensure that it had no adverse effects
on the aircraft, met their cleaning requirements and provided the
desired protection. VCI-415 met these requirements and provided
the Coast Guard with superior results. Look for VCI-415 in the new
edition of the Surface Preparation brochure--being released this