Ardrox® 2814 is an acid-activated paint remover. It is designed to remove durable paint systems, such as epoxy and polyurethane, from aircraft and other surfaces. It contains no halogenated solvents
Ardrox 2814 is approved by:
- McDonnel Douglas DPM5619
- Airbus Industrie
Ardrox 2814 also complies with the following specifications:
- AMS 1376 B
- Boeing D6-17487
Physical and Chemical Properties Appearance Viscous, pink emulsion Odour Characteristic Density at 20°C / 68°F 1.00 – 1.06 g/ml Flash point > 100 °C / 212 °F pH 2,0 ÷ 3,0 (These are typical values only and do not constitute a specification.)
Method of use
Ardrox® 2814 is used as supplied.
Prior to the application of Ardrox® 2814, any surface materials requiring masking should be accommodated. Consult your OEM or internal documentation for the appropriate masking procedures. Best results will be achieved at temperatures over 16 °C / 61 °F. The paint surface should be clean and dry.
Ardrox® 2814 is applied by spraying with a piston-type pump and spray wand. Use with 2:1, 3:1, 5:1 or 10:1 pumps (5:1 and 10:1 preferred). Pouring is also possible. Apply to a thickness of 2 to 3 times the coating thickness or until the paint is uniformly covered. Do not apply too heavily, sagging could occur.
Personnel should always wear suitable protective clothing.
In general, Ardrox® 2814 should remain on the surface for 2 to 6 hours (depending on temperature, coating thickness and type, and other conditions). If necessary to bubble the paint, Ardrox® 2814 can be left on the surface for longer periods of time.
Note: Ardrox® 2814 is designed for a single-coat application and so does not require removal and reapplication in order to expedite removal.
Ardrox® 2814 and bubbled paint can be removed with a squeegee, brush, rinsing with water, or equivalent method. Do not allow the softened paint to dry out as it may re-adhere to the substrate.
Spot reapply the stripper to remaining painted areas if necessary and repeat the removal method.
Follow up with a final rinse or wipe using water or wash with Ardrox® 6484A.
Pour or spray Ardrox® 2814 on a vertical portion of the aircraft or panel. Record the coating thickness, time and temperature at application.
Effects on materials
Ardrox® 2814 is safe for aluminium, titanium, and most types of steel. Not to be used on windows or composites. Please follow the instructions as given in the appropriate specifications of the OEMs.