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Mass Finishing products surface preparation process consists of cleaning, deburring, surface improvement, inhibiting, and drying. Each of these may be achieved through several processes where the determining factors are efficiency, production rate, and economy.

Cleaning is the most important step in the mass finishing process, because it is the basis for all finishing operations. In order to efficiently debur, burnish, inhibit, plate, or paint a part, it must be clean. The part must be free of residues from the surface of the part; these residues include dust or particles, cutting or stamping fluid, die lubes, corrosion inhibitors, oxidation or scale. Each of these residues, alone or in combination with one another, requires its own type of cleaning chemistry. Chemetall has cleaners to address the critical cleaning requirement of the mass finishing industry.

Acidic Compounds

Form: Liquid
Used in burnishing and deburring applications to remove shop soils, oxides, rust, heat scale, flux, and weld spatter.
Form: Powder
Inhibited acid used for burnishing and deburring to remove mineral scale, rust, and other metal oxides. Non-fuming.

Alkaline Compounds

Form: Powder
Heavy-duty cleaner used in burnishing and deburring applications to remove light rust, greasy, oily, and carbonaceous soils.
Form: Liquid
Specially formulated burnishing, deburring, and brightening cleaner designed to remove tenacious buffing compounds. Free-rinsing.

Mild Alkaline/Neutral Compounds

Form: Powder
Formulated for extra brightness, FM 103 is designed for burnishing with all types of media, as well as self-tumbling work. Used with brass, copper, nickel-silver, gold, mild and hardened steel parts, it prevents tarnish, while developing both color and lustre.
Form: Powder
Chelated FM 403 was designed for burnishing both ferrous and non-ferrous metals including aluminum, copper, brass, zinc, nickel-silver and their alloys. It can also be used as a buffing compound remover.
Form: Liquid
Highly concentrated cleaner used in a wide variety of mass finishing applications to remove dirt, oils, soils, and light grease. Buffing compound remover in immersion or ultrasonic equipment. Performs in hard water. Free-rinsing.
Form: Powder
Mildly alkaline burnishing compound. Also used as an immersion cleaner for removing buffing compounds.
Form: Liquid
Neutral pH rust removers/brighteners based on organic phosphate technology. Provides short-term rust protection.

Cleaner/Rust Preventives

Form: Liquid
Synthetic, mildly alkaline cleaner/rust preventative used in deburring and burnishing applications. Leaves a dry film and provides up to 6 months indoor protection. Provides light-duty detergency removing coolants, machine oils, shop soils, drawing compounds, and quenchants.
Form: Liquid
Synthetic family of products used in deburring and burnishing applications providing excellent rust protection. Leaves a dry to slightly tacky film and provides up to 6 months indoor protection. CS version is hard water stable. LCMS version is a cleaner/rust preventive.
Form: Liquid
Synthetic medium-duty cleaner/rust preventive used in a wide variety of mass finishing applications. Leaves a dry to slightly tacky film and provides up to 30 days indoor protection. Contains biodegradable surfactants.

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