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Care and Feeding of ElectraGuard ESD Epoxy

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ESD Epoxy Floor Paint in SMT Manufacturing FacilityUse brooms, dust mops, damp mops, buckets and other cleaning tools dedicated for use on the ESD flooring only. Mark them as "for use in ESD area only." Place entry way carpeted "clean off" mats in the doorways of the ESD area to remove the contaminants from footwear and carts.

 

On a daily basis: Sweep the ElectraGuard floor using a soft bristle broom to remove large abrasives such as wire clippings, nuts, bolts, etc. The use of a floor magnet to pick up ferrous metal shavings etc. helps avoid scratches. If the flooring is exceedingly dusty sweep it using an oil free sweeping compound that will leave no residue. Complete the process using a dry dust mop.

 

As needed: Damp mop using a diluted solution of ElectraClean and water (note for NEW floors: allow the floor at least 30 days to cure prior to introducing water to the flooring). For more aggressive cleaning Auto Scrub the ESD floor to remove ground in dirt and contaminants. ElectraClean works well with all types of Auto Scrubbers. Use the softest pads and brushes available that will get the job done (example red or black). Set the auto scrubber pressure to as low as possible adjusting the downward pressure higher as needed. Use the lowest possible pressure available that will get the job done. Note: Never use plain water or standard floor cleaners on ANY ESD flooring. Standard floor cleaners leave an insulative residue that may affect the conductivity over time. ElectraClean is designed to be diluted with warm, clean water. Add 4 ounces to a gallon for light cleaning, 8 ounces to a gallon for medium cleaning and 12 ounces to a gallon for heavy duty cleaning.

 

ElectraGuard is top coated with two thin coats of ElectraThane Urethane enhanced sealer to seal the epoxy and add a diamond hard medium gloss. While extremely hard and wear resistant ElectraThane does not lend itself to high speed polishing or burnishing. It is permanent (it cannot be stripped and easily re-applied). Hence, this urethane enhanced sealer is coated with one thin application of ElectraGlaze ESD floor finish. ElectraGlaze is a sacrificial coating that allows for easy removal of scuff marks and for high speed burnishing. It may easily be stripped and re-applied if ever needed to remove topical dirt and scuff marks.

 

To remove scuff marks: Spray buff ElectraGlaze using a high speed polisher equipped with a white or champagne colored pad and ElectraShine. Or, simply remove them by hand using a doodle bug (or even a soft rag). High speed burnishing provides ULTIMATE gloss. This may be accomplished with any high speed buffer (not a scrubber) but propane polishers will provide the highest micro finish and gloss. Eventually, ElectraGlaze may start to lose its exceptional gloss from wear and repeated cleanings. Up to two thin coats may be re-applied over the initial ElectraGlaze with no stripping necessary. Simply clean and recoat.

 

Stripping and Reapplication of ElectraGlaze: As the flooring ages ElectraGlaze may not provide the ultimate desired gloss due to ground in dirt and detritus. In this case strip the ElectraGlaze with ElectraStrip (follow direction for use and observes SDS precautions), thoroughly shop vac up the muck, double rinse with water mixed with 4 ounces of ElectraClean. Allow the floor to dry and reapply one or two thin coats of ElectraGlaze using a finish mop or wax applicator.

 

 

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