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Vulpex

From: Lori Arnold <arnold>
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Suzanne Julie Ross <suzanne.ross [at] unn__ac__uk> writes

>I am interested in finding out what conservators use Vulpex for (a
>potassium methyl cyclohexyl oleate soap). How is the surface cleared
>after use? What formulations are usually used?

I have used Vulpex for the cleaning of architectural terra cotta and
cast stone on a 1923 apartment building in New York City. I wanted
something non-ionic to protect the materials from salts.  I doubt an
example of an architectural application is what you were looking
for, but the experience gave me a great deal of information about
the do's and don'ts of using Vulpex for future architectural
applications. In the end, all information is useful. We used a 5%
solution in a five gallon bucket with a dwell time of one to two
minutes. The results were shocking. The building really wasn't that
dirty to begin with, but oh was it clean afterwards. Now, I will
only specify Vulpex for architectural applications when a building
has heavy dirt applications. It is a great deal stronger than
anticipated and always does the job when other cleaners don't.

Lori Arnold
Architectural Conservator
Vitetta
Philadelphia Naval Business Center
4747 South Broad Street
Philadelphia PA  19112
215-218-4877 direct
Fax: 215-218-4740



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