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Wiping Application

How to convert new relatively clean normal glass to ‘non-stick’ Ultraclean Glass™ using the manual application method.

STEP 1 - CLEANING

Clean the glass with pure ethanol or isopropanol using a (thick/strong) paper towel or a more durable hybrid paper-and-cloth towel. Alternatively clean the glass with a light commercial glass cleaner that contains no surfactants (tensides), using a microfibre cloth.

STEP 2 - DRYING

If cleaned with ethanol or isopropanol, these alcohols should evaporate and leave the glass dry almost immediately. If cleaned using a glass cleaner, completely dry the glass with a squeegee and paper towel. Make sure the glass is completely clean and dry before applying the CONVERTER chemical.

STEP 3 - APPLICATION

Apply the CONVERTER chemical to about one square meter at a time (overlapping to ensure complete coverage) using a trigger spray bottle, rubbing in with circular motions using a paper towel or hybrid paper-and-cloth towel. Continue rubbing/polishing until the chemical is completely gone and the glass is clear. The glass can be stacked in crates or stillages immediately.
A nanoscale chemical reaction will occur on the glass surface.

STEP 4 - TESTING

After 10 minutes, test that the glass has successfully been converted to ‘non-stick’ Ultraclean Glass by placing some water drops on the surface - they should bead up (be repelled). In very low temperatures or very high humidity the reaction may take longer, up to several hours. It takes 24 hours for Ultraclean Glass™ to fully cure (so no abrasion or chemical resistance testing should be carried out on the glass until at least 24 hours after application).

 
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