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Dan MacDonald

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Removal of Carbon from bell jars, Part 2
« on: January 08, 2021, 05:47:26 AM »
Good morning, everyone:

A couple of years ago, I asked about removing the carbon coat from the interior of a bell jar, specifically regarding a Denton vacc system.  We recently purchased a JEOL IB-29510VET turbo-pump coater and I was faced with the same issue.  Last time, several of you suggested using hair spray, which does work quite well - I have found that VO5 spray works very well.  Also, I have had good success with Micro-90 concentrated cleaning solution.  I apply a very thin coat to the region to be cleaned and wait a few minutes for the Micro 90 to give the coating a wrinkled appearance, and then simply wipe off the residue followed by a rinse using water and then ethanol on large kimwipes to remove any remaining Micro 90 or carbon.  Hopefully someone else will find this useful.  Happy New Year!!

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Dan MacDonald
Dalhousie University

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Re: Removal of Carbon from bell jars, Part 2
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2021, 05:04:17 AM »
Hi all:

Another low-tech, cheap way to remove the coating from the jar is to use old news-print, and it seems to work better dry versus wet.  Hope this helps.

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Dan MacDonald

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Re: Removal of Carbon from bell jars, Part 2
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2021, 07:14:08 AM »
My favorite method to clean carbon from evaporator bell jars was to use Soft-Scrub followed by a light coating of Mr. Clean. Cleanup was easy with warm water.

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Re: Removal of Carbon from bell jars, Part 2
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2021, 09:02:12 PM »
I used to use this product (Bell Bright from SPI), but I don't think it's available anymore.

https://umbcmmecenter.umbc.edu/files/2019/07/Bell-Bright-SDS-2.pdf

It was a vacuum compatible water soluble spray coating for bell jars to make them easy to clean.
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