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Socomore Sealant Removal Chemicals

SOCOMORE can supply customers with a sealant removal system designed for use with commercial, military, fixed and rotary aircraft. The system includes both chemical and mechanical solutions for the application and removal of sealants and adhesives. 

They also have a range of aerospace grade wipes pre-saturated with aerospace approved cleaning solutions to clean and prepare surfaces before and after sealant applications.

These solutions are suitable for use in both OEM and MRO operations, and all of these products can be found in stock at Silmid.

SkyRestore

The SkyRestore is a remover of cured and semi cured sealant that is effective on polysulphide, polythioether, silicones and RTV materials. The SkyRestore is available in both a gel and a liquid form.

SkyWash

A safe alternative to Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) and Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA), the SkyWash is a water based, non-hazardous cleaning liquid. This product is effective in removing wet and tacky polysulfides, polythioether, polyurethane, RTVs and silicone sealants as well as for tool cleaning.

Diestone DLS

Diestone DLS is a cleaning agent free from chlorinated hydrocarbons and carcinogenic components and is used effectively in the removal of excess quantities, marks and runs of jointing products, sealants and glues. Diestone DLS can be sprayed or brushed and is used without dilution.

Diestone SR

A heavy duty, residue free higher flash point solvent based cleaner and degreaser, Diestone SR effectively removes semi-cured polysulphide sealants, RTV materials, Skydrol marks, stickers, tape and combustion residues from Aerospace OEM and MRO parts.

Sococlean Aquaforte

Sococlean Aquaforte is a water based cleaner designed to replace fast evaporating solvents such as Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) and Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA). This chemical can be used on metals, composites and plastic materials providing effective surface cleaning and degreasing in Aerospace manufacturing, fabrication and maintenance operations.

Pre-Saturated Wipes

The majority of Socomore’s cleaning chemicals are available in both a bulk liquid and a pre-saturated wipe form. When picking a pre-saturated wipe product, it is important to consider the wiper material, the chemical impregnation and the pack size and wipe size required.

Wiper Material

  • 15100 – Foreign Object Debris (FOD) wipes - extremely low lint.
  • 15233 - Low lint Airbus approved wipes.
  • C86 - Low lint critical clean wipes.
  • P45 - Low Lint Airbus approved textured wipes with enhanced wet sealant removal.
  • I80 – Cost effective general cleaning wipes (but not certified for critical clean manufacturing operations).

Chemical Impregnation

This can include Diestone DLS or Diestone SR, but can also be supplied with Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA), Acetone and others.

SkyWipes

SkyWipes are non-hazardous, water-based wipes for the effective removal of wet and semi-cured polysulphide, polythioether, polyurethane, RTV and silicone sealant residues as well as greases, oils and other general surface contaminants. Each wipe is impregnated with SkyWash, offering a low odour, low VOC and non-flammable cleaning method, ensuring increased worker safety and environmental responsibility. These quality low lint wipes are effective on most common surfaces found in the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance sectors.

SkyWipes are available in different cloth weights and dimensions including 602-2 (45gsm) and 602-5R (65gsm).