Picklex® 20 - Metal Surface Cleaner - Surface Rust Remover
Picklex® 20 acts as a metal surface cleaner, surface rust remover, 100% rust converter, very long term rust inhibitor, pre-treatment/conversion coating and a sealer, for any ferrous & non-ferrous metal surface, such as carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, galvanized steel etc.). Applied by spraying, brushing, wiping or dipping process. Picklex® 20 does not cover up rust.
Picklex® 20 performs multiple jobs in one-step as shown below:
Metal surface cleaner: Cleans light mill oil, cutting fluid dust
Surface rust/flash rust remover: Does not etch the metal surface and therefore the metal surface stays intact
Rust converter: Converts 100% rust and scale (pitted rust and heat scale such as mill scale) on the metal surface to a pre-treatment/conversion coating, ready for welding & finishing
Rust inhibitor: Picklex® 20 coating provides a very long-term indoor rust prevention (in terms of several years).
Pre-treatment/Conversion Coating: Picklex® 20 is the only pre-treatment/conversion coating used in the manual priming/painting process, which can also remove the mill oil/cutting fluid, surface rust, seal the coating and stop the oxidation, all in one step. Any subsequent operations, such as welding, priming, liquid painting, powder coating, electro-static painting etc.
Sealer: Picklex® 20 coating seals by itself from moisture/humidity and stops further oxidation
De-Scalar: De-scales, condition the metal, pickle, provides pre-treatment/conversion coating, seals the coating & stops further oxidation for hot rolled steel with mill scale or heat treat scale in one-step dipping process, with no sludge, no waste disposal. Picklex® 20 is consumed completely.
Welding/Anti-spatter compound: Welding can be successfully performed over Picklex® 20 coated surface. Increases weld strength considerably and No weld spatter forms. Welding can also be performed without removing the mill scale on hot rolled steel and still achieve equal or better results than AWS process. Spraying on the weld provides a very long term rust protection for the weld and also provides a pre-treatment for bonding with the top coating. Does not cause Hydrogen embrittlement, therefore the chances of weld failure is almost zero.
Stainless Steel preparation: The only Green product which completely passivates stainless steel surface, eliminates blasting.
Picklex® 20 replaces the Wash Primer with Chromate which is highly toxic
The Picklex® 20 coating can withstand very high temperature (around 2000ºF). Note: High temperature top coating can be used (baking temperature up to around 2000ºF, such as ceramic coating, high temperature paint etc.)
For new metal surfaces, Picklex20 eliminates the following:
Solvent or degreaser to remove mill oil/cutting fluid
Blasting or Sanding
Adhesion (bonding) failure
Eliminates quite a few traditional steps
Picklex® 20 has very high coverage, saving labor, time, cost & energy considerably.
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