Detailed Product Description:
Aluminate® Deox B is a non-flammable multi-purpose phosphoric acid-based cleaner and pre-paint conditioner for most metals. Application of Aluminate® Deox B leaves the surface chemically clean and corrosion free. Aluminate® Deox B can be used to deep clean and etch a metal surface prior to paint or to prepare a surface for a subsequent chemical coating like that produced by Galvanate® on zinc and steel or Aluminate® Gold on aluminum surfaces.
For light oxidation and corrosion removal, dilute one part Aluminate® Deox B with two parts water. For heavy oxidation and corrosion removal, dilute one part Aluminate® Deox B with one part water.
For each 100 parts of bath, add 25 parts Aluminate® Deox B to 75 parts of water.
Spray Application using a 62-G Applicator:
Set dilution control on 3, allowing a mix of three parts water to one part Aluminate® Deox B.
Acid-resisting (rubber, stainless steel, or plastic) buckets, troughs, or other suitable container should be used to hold the diluted Aluminate® Deox B cleaning and conditioning chemical solution. Ordinary steel pails may be used for a short period. Galvanized containers should not be used. If production conditions warrant, troughs may be installed to catch cleaner run-off for reuse.
A typical treatment time where Aluminate® Deox B is in contact with metal surface is between one and two minutes. The Aluminate® Deox B should not be allowed to dry on the metal surface or be permitted to re-oxidize prior to a thorough rinse.
Aluminate® Deox B is normally applied at temperatures between room and 120°F. If drying occurs, rewet with the diluted Aluminate® Deox B prior to water rinsing. A thorough rinse with clean water is necessary to remove both residual Aluminate® Deox B cleaning and conditioning chemicals and oils that have been lifted from the metal surface.
A clean surface is a "water-break-free surface". The rinse water sheets out over the metal surface where oil will cause water to bead up. Chemical cleaners will lift and break down oils on the surface of the metal and assist in rinsing them from the surface of the metal. Corrosion is generally the result of a chemical battery reacting on the metal surface. In the presence of moisture, this corrosion can grow out over the metal surface. Aluminate® Deox B cleaning and conditioning chemicals attack the surface oxides and the corrosion battery. The result of this attack is either the corrosion battery being removed or deactivated.
Blushing or yellowing on steel is often seen when using Aluminate® Deox B solution. This chemical reaction is not injurious to quality, provided it is not rust or pits.
Blistering and corrosion problems are often the results of poor rinsing. Salts and soils trapped under a paint film eventually lead to problems. To aid in the removal of heavy oxidation or corrosion, heating and/or applying the Aluminate® Deox B cleaning and conditioning chemical with an abrasive pad will shorten the treatment time. Scotch-Brite pads are often used. Aluminate® Deox B should not be used on a sand blasted part because rust will form instantaneously. The rust, then formed, is harmful to quality. Paint soon after the work is dry in order to prevent soils or rust from contaminating the prepared metal surface.
Aluminate® Deox B cleaning and conditioning chemical will freeze at 14°F. It is recommended that the product be keep from freezing. However, should it freeze, simply thaw it in a warm place and stir it prior to use.
Waste Disposal Information:
Applicable regulations covering disposal and discharge of chemicals should be consulted and followed. Disposal information for Aluminate® Deox B is given on the Material Safety Data Sheet supplied with this product. The processing bath is acidic and contains phosphates. Waste treatment and neutralization may be required prior to discharge to sewer.
Before handling the product, the first aid and handling recommendations found in the Material Safety Data Sheet should be read and followed. The processing bath is acidic. Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing. In case of contact, follow the recommendations found in the Material Safety Data Sheet supplied with the product.