Can anybody help out with this question of which is the better cleaner for a mild degreaser and organic substance desolver? We use small I.D. Stainless Steel tubing that is ordered from the vendor in a "As cleaned" condition. The tubing is then formed to various bend geometries and the vendor has been instructed to not use lubrication of any kind when forming and to be very careful of where the parts are stored till shipping. After we receive the formed tubing, we then use a small recycling pump and storage tank to recirculate Acetone through the lines. This operation is neccesary because of our product is for Aerospace and Military applications. A question came up about using Isopropyl Alcohol instead of Acetone. I have heard that Acetone can leave a residue behind and this could contaminate our units, let alone the cleaning station. Can anybody help out with this concern of ours? If Acetone is used as the cleaner, what should follow it in the process to insure no contamination? Which is better, Alcohol or Acetone ( other than the obvious)? Thanks.
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