Heavy duty hot tank cleaner for aluminum.
Code : K3021 | | (SDS)
ALUMICLEAN is a powder compound which readily removes identification ink, machine oils, metal chips, drawing compound, soluble oils, talc, rust preventatives and other shop soils from aluminum and aluminum alloys, including sheets, tubing, extrusions and castings.
Absorbs a unusual amount of contamination prior to losing its effectiveness …… provides more “in service” time …… requires less frequent tank drainage.
ALUMICLEAN has extremely high sequestering properties providing effective conditioning of the hardest water.
Low foaming …. can be used to clean at production speed.
Long-lived …. easy to control. Requires only infrequent additions of compound to maintain original solution strength.
This product simultaneously cleans and etches aluminum, however the etching action is slow. The benefit of this product is that it does not create a hard residue on the tanks and has a long tank life (this product does not contain Sodium Hydroxide).
Even the etching action is not that large, the use of our product (RADOL – 20- 20 - PLUS) for deoxidizing (which etches and deoxidizes ) as a method gives perfect results.
Ideally suited for cleaning of aluminum prior to chromodizing, anodizing or phosphating operation in aircraft plants, planting shops and metal-working establishments.
Excellent material for cleaning brass and other nonferrous alloys in specialty shops. ALUMICLEAN is efficient for pre-cleaning of aluminum prior to spot welding.
ALUMICLEAN is used at concentrations of 3 – 5 % in water at temperatures of 60 – 900C. Upon withdrawal from cleaning solution, parts should be rinsed with hot water.
Note : For its use in chromate conversion coating see our Technical Bulletin.