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Vandalism of public or private property with graffiti damages the value and appearance of businesses, neighborhoods, and municipalities. Bridges, walls, fences, dumpsters, train cars, road signs, and other structures are all common targets of graffiti, and those tasked with its removal find that it is a challenge. Cortec Corporation has therefore released a product that makes graffiti removal easier.

Cortec introduces graffiti remover1

Called EcoAir Graffiti Remover, this product is a semi-viscous liquid used to remove graffiti, inks, and paints from metal, concrete, and wood. The liquid contains a corrosion inhibiting compound to prevent flash rusting and discoloration of metal surfaces after graffiti removal. The property owner or maintenance worker can carry a can of EcoAir Graffiti Remover to the site of vandalism and spray it in an even layer over the graffiti in order to clean the markings off the surface. Bag-on-valve EcoAir spray-can technology allows the graffiti remover to be sprayed 15-20 cm from the surface in any position, even upside down, making it easier to apply in difficult to reach areas.

Cortec introduces graffiti remover2EcoAir Graffiti Remover has a smooth flowing gel that helps achieve complete coverage for vertical surfaces or surfaces of varying geometry. After the product is sprayed on the surface and allowed to penetrate graffiti or unwanted markings for 3 to 30 minutes (depending on the strength of the graffiti), the surface can be scraped clean while rinsing with water. The corrosion inhibitors contained in the product help protect any metal that might be vulnerable to flash rust or discoloration as the graffiti is cleaned off the surface.

EcoAir can be used to remove graffiti from many different locations, including walls, equipment, metal, concrete, and wood. The graffiti remover has a relatively low level of toxicity and does not rely on some of the typical chemicals used for stripping such as methylene chloride, chlorinated solvents, methanol, toluene, and acetone.

Unlike methylene chloride-based products that evaporate quickly, EcoAir Graffiti Remover is a non-drying gel that remains on the surface to soften, penetrate, and remove unsightly markings. It has a low odor and is free of ketones, chromates, and phenols. Because it is packaged in an environmentally-friendly bag-on-valve spray can, it dispenses the product by compressed air without the use of CFC or HCFC propellants. The steel can is recyclable.

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