MIL-PRF-87937 Revision D, September 24, 2001
CLEANING COMPOUND, AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT
The four types of cleaning compounds covered by this specification are intended to be used for cleaning Aerospace Equipment including aircraft, aerospace ground equipment (AGE) and AGE engines. These cleaners will be used in place of other cleaners when approved by the System Program Manager of the equipment being cleaned. Type I should be used only on polyurethane and enamel coatings as it may attack acrylic nitrocellulose lacquer coatings found in numerous aircraft. Types I and IV materials are intended for light to heavy duty removal of greases, oils, hydraulic fluid, and carbon. Type II is intended for light to medium cleaning and is not intended to remove heavy soils. Types II and IV cleaning compounds are also intended for cleaning aircraft and aerospace ground equipment surfaces of contaminants prior to coating or recoating with primers, topcoats, sealants and adhesives. Types I, II and IV must be diluted with water before use. Type III is intended for light to heavy duty removal of greases, oils, hydraulic fluid, and carbon in wheel wells, wing butts and other areas where complete rinsing with water can be tolerated. After cleaning, rinse off with water. These cleaners are not intended to be used as conopy cleaners. These products have not been tested for use at elevated temperatures.