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What does "Water Break Free" mean?


(1999)

I would like someone to explain what the term "water break free" means.

Terry Tapley
- Griffin, Georgia


(1999)

Water will not bead up on an item that is truly clean, but will form a continuous unbroken sheet -- upon removal from a rinse tank the whole thing will be wet. This observation is often used in electroplating as a quick guide to whether there is a problem in the cleaning.

Regards, Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
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Pine Beach, New Jersey



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