Removing Fingerprints From Surfaces

Removing Fingerprints From Surfaces

When it comes to cleaning surfaces, one of the most difficult to clean and unappealing sights left on a surface is fingerprints. Natural oils created by human skin are transferred to a surface through touch, resulting in the oils being transferred to the surface. These oils are necessarily too difficult to clean, but often require a solvent that specializes in removing light oils from surfaces. A fingerprint free solvent for surfaces is ideal when specifically looking to cleanse fingerprints off a range of surfaces. LssChemicals offers an effective solvent for fingerprint removal as well as other applications.

Fingerprint Free Solvent for Surfaces

LssChemicals’ Olga’s Original Ointment, known as OOO, is an effective non-flammable blend of fluorinated solvents formulated for precision degreasing applications. Not only is OOO a fingerprint free solvent for surfaces, OOO can remove particulates and light oils from a variety of surfaces. Its high density, low viscosity, and low surface tension properties allow for an excellent cleaning process.

Surface Compatibility of OOO as a Fingerprint Free Solvent

When using OOO as a fingerprint free solvent for surfaces, there are some surfaces that OOO should be tested on prior to use. Common metals and plastics are compatible, but when using OOO to remove fingerprints on elastomers, some additional testing may be required. A compatibility chart is shown below.



Additional Testing Required


Aluminum, BCASss, Copper, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Tungsten  N/A 


Butyl Rubber, EPDM, Kynar (PVDF), Neoprene  Viton A & B, Kalrez 


ABS, Acrylic, Epoxy HDPE, Nylon, Phenolic, Polycarbonate, PTFE, PVC  N/A 

Benefits of OOO as a Fingerprint Free Solvent

OOO has many advantages in addition to being an excellent fingerprint free solvent for surfaces and a precision degreasing solvent. These benefits include:

  • Non-ozone depleting chemical 
  • Low global warming potential 
  • Non-hazardous with low toxicity
  • Non-flammable 
  • Chemically stable 
  • Drop-in replacement for Vertrel MCA, AK-225, and similar vapor degreasing solvents 

These advantages allow for a higher allowable exposure limit compared to similar precision degreasers, making OOO safer for workers.

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If you’re looking to find a fingerprint free solvent for surfaces that can also be used in other precision degreasing applications, click here to contact LssChemicals and learn how Olga’s Original Ointment can satisfy your needs!