Vulpex Soap is based on potassium methyl cyclohexyl oleate. It is an exceptionally versatile cleaner for textiles, leather, carpets, oil paintings, sculpture, metals and stone. The concentrate is soluble in water or in white spirit.
It has been used with eminent success in the safe and controllable cleaning of materials ranging from feathers, costumery, leather, carpets and furniture to oil paintings, armor, precious metals, shell, marble and stone.
Vulpex attacks and emulsifies dirt, fats, fatty oils, mineral oils, waxes and hydrocarbons with great speed and efficiency. The dirty emulsions are remarkably stable, thus easily disposable. Micro-fine cracks harboring dirt are subject to a deep-cleansing action rarely achieved with normal commercial cleaners.
Compared with harsh, acid-based cleaners, alkaline Vulpex is not harmful to health or property. A final rinse or wipe with clean water neutralizes the surface, leaving behind nothing to create future conservation problems.
When the job demands a non-aqueous cleaning system (for example, when removing grime from leather), Vulpex uniquely can be blended with mineral spirit (paint thinner) instead of water.
Vulpex is supplied as a dense concentrate and must be diluted before use. For normal aqueous cleaning, one part Vulpex to six or seven parts cold tap water (by volume) is sufficient. More water can be added if the soiling is light. As a spirit soap, one part Vulpex in ten to twenty parts solvent will be found effective.