HAP-FREE, Heavy Duty Industrial Paint Stripper

Replace Methylene Chloride with Benzyl Alcohol Based Paint Strippers

Beyond the density and polarity of methylene chloride (dichloromethane, CAS 75-09-2), there are many regulatory advantages of switching to mildly acidic liquid concentrates, such as benzyl alcohol, to remove tenacious polymeric coatings including epoxy paints and polysulfide base coats from ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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CARC Removal

For paint stripping of four different CARC systems: MIL-P-46168, MIL-P-53039, and MIL-P-64159 Type I and Type II from both aluminum and steel substrates, environmentally acceptable paint removers, which are primarily benzyl alcohol based, can strip CARC in 20-120 minutes and are approved per Technical Order (TO) 1-1-8 section II (2) and GRUMMAN AEROSPACE GS115UT1. Our heavy duty industrial paint stripper replaces Oakite Gardostrip Q7900 and CEE-BEE E-1058 (NSN 8010-01-369-2646). These fast, safe, and effective paint strippers do not contain any hazardous solvents.  Run at 50% concentrate, benzyl alcohol can strip steel and aluminum in same bath as long as steel goes thru immersion rinse and inhibit prior to spraying off residual coating.



  • Hazardous Air Pollutant, HAP-Free depainting
  • NESHAP compliant
  • No Methylene Chloride, no halogenated solvents, phenol or heavy metals
  • Low vapor pressure
  • Not a RCRA-listed waste
  • Removes most coating in sheets
  • Contains non-hazardous solvents
  • No flash point
  • Can be used on most metals
  • Biodegradable, bio-based surfactants
  • Easily filtered for extended bath life
  • Liquid concentrate that can be diluted
  • Does not contain Formic Acid 

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TYPICAL APPLICATIONS – Use only 304 or 316 stainless steel tanks for processing

  • Excellent choice for removal of powder paints
  • First choice for stripping organic coating off non-ferrous metals
  • Great alternative to abrasive sandblasting (more cost effective water treatment vs. blast media disposal)
  • Works with epoxy/polyurethane paint systems



Paint Removal

The surface to be stripped should be thoroughly clean and free from water.

  1. Spray on a light coat of stripper using a high pressure 10:1 air activated pump equipped with a 1/2″ I.D. high pressure hose and spray wand with a fan type spray nozzle.
  2. It is important to use the correct type of spray nozzle for this application. Contact manufacturer to confirm fan-type.
  3. Keep the surface wet with stripper until the paint buckles.
  4. When the paint is lifted (one hour to overnight for tough coatings), brush the surface thoroughly to remove the loosened paint.
  5. Reapply stripper as required to loosen any remaining paint.
  6. When all of the paint has been lifted, use a brush or squeegee to remove the loosened paint and residual stripper.
  7. Thoroughly rinse the surface with high pressure water.

Sealant Removal

  1. The surface must be thoroughly clean and free from water.
  2. Apply stripper with a brush and allow to dwell until the sealant is penetrated and dissolved. Apply additional stripper if required to keep the surface wet.
  3. When the sealant is dissolved, remove with a suitable scraper that will not scratch the surface. Reapply benzyl alcohol-based stripper to any spots of sealant not readily removed with the scraper.
  4. When removal is complete, thoroughly rinse the surface with a water spray or wipe clean with cloths wet with water.

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