Sodium hydroxide

Would sodium hydroxide be good to use for cleaning a restaurant drive thru? What’s the difference or is there something better to use?

i spray degreaser down then pw then spray sh to brightin

Until you get some more experience with handling chems, stick with a good degreaser.

Sodium Hydroxide ain’t nothing to play with if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Thanks the guy I buy my equipment from recommended some stuff called dynamite. Ever heard of it?

Nick @ Gate City Pressure Washing G’Boro

No, most Distributors develop their own degreasers and name them. No doubt it has a SH base, but diluted properly so as not to be a dangerous as sodium hydroxide beads or flakes.

Start with a quality degreaser until you get more experience. Simple Cherry, Eliminator, hell even Dawn and the purple stuff from Wal mart works pretty well.

Thanks I appreciate it.that’s a big help.

Nick @ Gate City Pressure Washing G’Boro

Just to be clear…Simple Cherry & Eliminator are not degreasers and not designed as such. They are bleach stable surfactants mainly designed for house washing…Just Saying.

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I thought eliminator was mainly a sodium hypochlorite masking agent? Unless I’m literally thinking of elemonator

Sean Wayne
RGB - FL

If you did want to use some sodium hydroxide to brighten. Almost everything northern tool sells is NaOH based and they have decent shines. It’s a lot safer than trying to make your own mix when first learning. It’s like $60 for 5gal and assuming your injector is around 10:1, that’s a good amount. And you get to avoid the seriousness of self mixing with little knowledge.

Sean Wayne
RGB - FL

It’s a good idea to get some butyl based soaps to mix with NAOH to help drive the caustic into the stain to help remove it.

Whats the purpose of sodium hydroxide for cleaning?

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Sodium hydroxide (lye,caustic soda) is used in soap,shampoo, and even toothpaste. For our purposes it is used mainly as a degreaser. It is fantastic at that. It also bumps up the strength of SH(bleach) It’s caustic, so it can damage painted surfaces and fragile metals. Have to be careful with it. It is also what most deck strippers are made of.

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Ralph is Potassium Hydroxide the same thing?? as sodium hydroxide?

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There’s your answer Dave^^^^ Randy really does his homework.

Ha! Thanks Ralph! Here’s one of my core beliefs.
In the information age, ignorance is but a momentary condition or a conscious choice.

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