DF-380 Parts Washer Compound

DF-380 is an alkaline liquid cleaning compound. It is formulated to penetrate, lift and suspend a wide range of difficult soils and particulate from ferrous metals. This product is designed to work in soak tank and ultra-sonic cleaning systems, and specific turbo washer applications. It is especially good at dispersing particulate type soils and metallic fines.

Physical Properties

Appearance: Orange Liquid
pH @ 1% Solution: 12.3
Odor: Mild
Foaming Action: Moderate
Solubility in water: Complete
Rinsing Action: Excellent
Metal Safety: Ferrous
Flash Point: None
Stability: Stable
Specific Gravity: 1.15
Refer to our Material Safety Data Sheet for additional information.

Usage and Dilution Instructions

Usage range varies from 3 to 6 ounces per gallon. Cleaning solution temperatures should be maintained between 80° and 170° F.

Handling and Storage

This is a highly alkaline product. Use good industrial hygiene practices such as wearing chemical safety goggles, rubber gloves, impermeable apron, and other appropriate safety precautions so as to prevent personal contact with this product and its solutions. Wash thoroughly after handling. In case of skin or eye contact, flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Always contact physician in case of eye contact or if irritation develops or persists after skin contact. Store in tightly closed container and rotate stock. When stored as stated above, shelf life is a minimum of 2 years.


Progress Chemical guarantees its products will perform to your satisfaction when used in accordance to our recommendations. We back this guarantee with over 65 years experience. Our company has been certified to ISO 9001-2015 Quality Standards.