Aviation Products // Line Maintenance & Exterior Cleaning

Environmentally Friendly, Water Based Aircraft Paint Stripper
  • Environment-friendly paint stripper with lower risks for environment, health, and safety
  • Made with biodegradable, low odour, low VOC non-aromatic solvents
  • Does not contain methylene chloride, NMP, phenols, amines, nitrites, acids or chromates
  • Thixotropic - clings to vertical, inclined, and overhead surfaces
  • Slow evaporation and effective paint stripping. Saves on labour time and costs


Callington CH9004 is a low odour, non-volatile, hydrogen-peroxide activated, environmentally friendly thixotropic paint stripper that effectively strips typical aircraft paint/primer systems like polyurethane, epoxies, epoxy primers etc.


  1. Remove all oil and dirt with Callington’s CH087 Exterior Aircraft Cleaner, or equivalent, before stripping. The surfaces must be clean and completely dry before treating with a stripper.
  2. Optimum results are achieved if hangar temperature is at or above 25⁰C.
  3. Before applying the stripper, cover any sensitive areas that may be damaged by CH9004 like electronics, magnesium or plastics.
  4. Spray or brush CH9004 onto surface to be stripped.
  5. Spray Application: Spray an even, medium coat of CH 9004, starting from the bottom of the aircraft and working upward. Approx. 1L/m2 of CH9004 will be used for efficient stripping.
  6. Keep the surface wet with CH9004 until the paint starts to buckle.
  7. Allow for sufficient contact time (2-9 hours) or more depending on the ambient temperature, paint system and thickness of paint to be stripped. Reapply CH 9004 paint stripper as required.
  8. When the paint is starting to lift, agitate the surface area to remove any loose paint.
  9. When all paint is lifted, agitate the surface to remove the loosened paint and any residual stripper.
  10. For optimal results apply an alkaline cleaning solution (CH087, CH511c or CH8100) to effectively remove any contaminants or paint stripper residual.
  11. After finishing the stripping process, collect stripper and paint residue into clean plastic waste bins for disposal as solid waste according to local trade waste regulations.
  12. Finally, rinse the surface with high pressure water.


Callington CH9004 meets the corrosivity requirements of BSS 7432 and SAE MA 4872 A except magnesium.

Physical Properties

Appearance: Dark Pink smooth paste
Specific Gravity gms/ml at 20oC: Approx. 1.05
Flash Point (deg C) PMCC: > 80; non-flammable
Solubility in Water: Miscible in water
pH: 6.5 ± 1.0
Shelf Life: 12-14 months in temperatures of maximum 22oC

Ordering Info

6200/51 20L Each
6200/64 200L Each