What Is Boeing Specification D6-17487?

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.

Sandwich Corrosion Test

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.

Acrylic Crazing Test

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.

Paint Softening Test

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.

Hydrogen Embrittlement Test

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.

Here's why you need CLEANO

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:

  • If you've ever tried to hold your breath while cleaning the belly of your aircraft (a belly rub) to limit how much cleaner and chemicals you inhale, we made CLEANO for you.
  • If you've ever experienced cracked, dry hands, or itchy arms after washing your aircraft, we made CLEANO for you.
  • If you've ever split your cleaner on the hanger floor and discovered it's a safety incident waiting to happen, we made CLEANO for you. In fact, you can use CLEANO as double-duty to clean your hangar floors. Our formula does not create a slick 'ice skating rink' when spilt.

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 



Team CLEANO knows you're waiting, like a B-52 bomber, to try our revolutionary product on your special project or worksite. We process and fulfill all orders as quickly as possible, and want you to understand our general shipping timeline and policy.

Here's what we can promise:

NEED A QUICKER TURNAROUND TIME? Call Team CLEANO at (855) 962-7562 before ordering. If we have the inventory in stock we can often accommodate your request.

Other important shipping notes:

* Orders are shipped to the delivery address noted in the customer order. 
* We do not guarantee delivery or shipment dates.
* We attempt to fulfill all orders using the option selected during checkout, but reserve the right to make modifications due to unexpected carrier issues or limitations.
* Items of differing size and weight may ship independently, by different methods, even if ordered together.


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If you need us to fulfill your order using UPS, please call. 

We ship internationally and to all fifty states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. If our online store is unable to calculate shipping, please order by phone by calling (855) 962-7562.

Prefer to use your own company's UPS or FedEx account? If you're in the United States & your order's weight is 8.5 lbs or heavier, you may select this option during online checkout. We'll contact you to work out the details.

Freight Orders

There may be an additional shipping fee for truck deliveries. Someone must be present to accept truck deliveries. Standard truck delivery is to a dock facility designed to receive freight. Twenty-four hour notification, residential deliveries, lift gate, or inside deliveries are available for an additional charge. Call Team CLEANO at (855) 962-7562 to request these or any other features.

International Orders

We proudly ship our product internationally. International shipments can sometimes take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks after being fulfilled to arrive at their destination.

With regards to international orders, you, the buyer, are responsible for any VAT, tariff, duty, taxes, handling fees, customs clearance charges, etc. required by your country for importing consumer goods. We do not collect this beforehand, and cannot give you an estimate of the cost, because it varies widely around the world. If a package is returned or rejected for any reason, you will have to pay for re-shipment postage.

Damaged and/or Lost Orders

Is your order MIA? (Or worse, KIA?) 

Then please use our contact form to reach out to us.

Officially, we cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen packages that have delivery confirmation. But we'll contact the carrier on your behalf and do everything in our power to make things right.

If your shipment arrives damaged, email us within 5 business days with photographic evidence. Be aware, we may require you to file a claim with the carrier for damaged and/or lost shipments.

But our team will get your replacement order on it's way to you ASAP.


 Updated:  Due to Covid-19 we will NOT be accepting or issuing any returns or refunds  All sales are final. 


Limitations of Liability

In no event shall CLEANO Inc. or any of its subsidiaries, sales representatives, contractors, or affiliates be liable for indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of use, loss of data, loss of business or profits. Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Warranty Limitations

CLEANO Inc. makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and disclaims all other warranties, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and conformity to models or samples. Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties so these limitations may not apply to you. Prices and quotes are subject to change without notice.

CLEANO Inc. cannot guarantee that our products will remove every type of stain on any given surface. The fact of the matter is some stains may become permanent due to what the stain is derived from, the surface or fabric type which contains the stain, and the length of time the stain has been present.

Prices and quotes are subject to change without notice. We are not responsible for typographical errors.