August 2002 Issue

Queries: 08/02

Simple Green?
I recall an article that said Simple Green caused corrosion to aluminum. However, in doing a search, I only find articles recommending the product. Can Simple Green be used to clean an aircraft?

-Kevin D. Padrick
Sunriver, Oregon

Yes says the manufacturer of Simple Green, no say the Air Force and Navy.

Simple Green is a household cleaner that’s mildly alkaline. Its manufacturer, Sunshine Makers, Inc., says “the aqueous-base and alkalinity of Simple Green...can accelerate the corrosion process. Therefore, contact times of...Simple Green...with unprotected or unpainted aluminum surfaces should be kept as brief as the job will allow...never f...

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