The Boeing company maintains strict standards and specifications about which products meet their operational and safety standards. Only those products that meet their standards are used to service their commercial aircraft.
Boeing Specification D6-17487 tests products which include exterior and general cleaners, liquid waxes, polishes, and polishing compounds.
CLEANO® has been confirmed by Boeing-performed testing to meet Boeing Specification D6-17487 Revision R compliance status for exterior and general use.
Boeing Specification D6-17487 includes the four following tests. These test are performed to assure, with a high degree of confidence, that the product is safe for use on Boeing aircraft.
This test evaluates if the product being tested causes additional corrosion from a control group, in various settings (humidity/temperature). Test strips of both painted and unpainted aluminum panels are saturated in the product during this test.
The results showed CLEANO caused no excess corrosion after the prescribed exposure.
This test evaluates if stretched and stressed acrylic plastic (in accordance with MIL-P-25690) shows any crazing (fine cracks) or degradation when exposed to the test product in certain conditions. The specific test confirms to the ASTM F484 standard.
The results showed that CLEANO caused no crazing or other degradation after the prescribed exposure.
This test assures that the products used do not affect a panel's paint hardness, cause discoloration, or stain the paint. The test confirms to the ASTM F502 standard<sup>#</sup>, which determines the effects of cleaning and chemical maintenance materials on painted aircraft surfaces.
The test requires that panels are treated with CLEANO® and then baked at 100 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, rinsed, and allowed to air dry for 24 hours. Then the samples are evaluated and tested for changes to their hardness and discoloration.
CLEANO®caused no noticeable change to the panel's hardness, discoloration or staining.
Per Wikipedia, hydrogen embrittlement is the process by which various metals, most importantly high-strength steel, become brittle and fracture following exposure to hydrogen.
Hydrogen embrittlement can occur during various manufacturing operations or operational use - anywhere that the metal comes into contact with atomic or molecular hydrogen. Exposure to some liquids and gases can cause the absorption of hydrogen into materials, ultimately causing a degradation of mechanical performance.
The Boeing Specification D6-17487 test is in accordance with ASTM F 519-93. Four cadmium plated specimens are notched and then emerged in the product for 150 hours, under a constant 45% load.
CLEANO® suffered NO failures on any of the four specimens in this test.
Our revolutionary green cleaner is not only free of potentially harmful VOC chemicals, but it's also been proven by Boeing-performed tests to be safe for your aircraft's acrylic surfaces, aluminum, steel, and paint.
You already know that maintaining your aircraft is critical for both safety and to prolong the life of your investment.
We're proud to be compliant with the Boeing D6-17487 specification so you can be assured CLEANO is safe for your aircraft.
But we created CLEANO with you in mind. We're also proud that we're green and our ingredients are VOC-free.
Whether you're law enforcement or military running critical missions or a hobbyist pilot enjoying the peace that the skyline provides, CLEANO was created with you, a real person, in mind. For example:
As a company, we do like to have fun with our marketing.
But CLEANO Inc. also takes our product's quality and effectiveness seriously.
For us the triad of a remarkable industrial and aviation-focused cleaner and degreaser includes: 1.) being safe from a health perspective for the operators who will use it day in and day out, 2.) effective at removing grease, grime, dirt, carbon and bugs from the area being cleaned, and 3.) safe and gentle on the area being cleaned.
<sup>#</sup>ASTM F502-08(2013), Standard Test Method for Effects of Cleaning and Chemical Maintenance Materials on Painted Aircraft Surfaces, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org
ASTM F484-08(2013), Standard Test Method for Stress Crazing of Acrylic Plastics in Contact with Liquid or Semi-Liquid Compounds, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org