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Antique & Blackening

There are many reasons to seek out superior coloring and blackening specialty chemicals. Accu-Labs’ coatings and treatments provide beautifully colored and blackened surfaces for decorative purposes, while others utilize our products to ensure that their materials can stand the test of time and endure constant wear. Our coloring specialties meet these various needs by being stable, economical, and easy to operate.

ANTIQUE & COLORING:

Accu-Labs Accu-Tique 408

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Accu-Tique 408 liquid concentrate is diluted with water and used at room temperature as an immersion “oxidizing” solution. By varying the concentration and length of immersion, a range of colors from light Flemish browns and statuary bronzes to blackish browns to black U.S. 10 B finished can be produced.

Accu-Labs #426  OXIDIZING AGENT

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Coloring of metals, especially copper alloys, is commonly used to enhance the appearanceand the valueof metal products. #426  oxidizing agent is a versatile liquid product that provides an attractive, dark finish to silver- and copper-based metal and plate. This film can be easily highlighted for the most dramatic effect, and it also provides an excellent base for organic coatings.

Accu-Labs 992 Black Phosphate

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Accu-Labs 992 Black Phosphate is a liquid concentrate that is diluted with water and used at room temperature. Accu-Labs 992 Black Phosphate is an immersion “oxidizing” solution. By varying the concentration and length of immersion, a range of colors from light to dark black finishes can be produced.

Accu-Labs Patox #11

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Patox #11 Blackening Compound was developed to meet the increasing demand for blackened brass, copper, and nickel. Patox #11 has proven itself to be especially applicable for use in the antiquing of nickel, brass, and copper deposits. The black coating deposited by Patox #11 can be relieved by either polishing or tumbling, producing the desired antique finish on nickel, brass, and copper.

Accu-Labs Patox #23

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Patox #23 is a simple, fast acting method of applying a chemical conversion coating on brass, copper, and bronze metals. Patox #23 is used at room temperature to produce antique finishes ranging from light browns to dark browns. Antiquing with Patox #23 is a simple in-house operation that requires no large outlays of money for capital equipment.

Accu-Labs Patox #24

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Patox #24 is a new, simple, fast, and relatively safe method of applying a black conversion coating on steel. Patox #24 is safe in that it is non-caustic, non-splattering, and done at room temperature. It acts instantaneously and gives a jet black in approximately 1-minute time. Blackening with Patox #24 is a simple in-house operation that requires no large outlays of money for capital equipment.

Accu-Labs Patox #25 

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Patox #25 was specifically developed to give a pewter finish to brass and copper. After getting a pewter finish on brass, if the time of immersion is extended, a blue finish can also be obtained.

Accu-Labs #29 Patox

#29 Patox is a simple, fast-acting method of applying a chemical conversion coating on brass, copper, and bronze metals. Use 29 Patox at room temperature to produce antique finishes ranging from light blacks to dark black. Antiquing with #29 Patox is a simple in-house operation that requires no large outlays of money for capital equipment.

Accu-Labs Patox 54 BLACK EN

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Accu-Labs Patox 54 produces a stable, adherent, and durable black coating on electroless nickel. The Patox 54 coatings provide a good base for electrophoretic lacquers. The coating is also RoHS, WEEE, and ELV compliant.

Accu-Labs Patox 57 BLACK EN

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Accu-Labs Patox 57 is supplied as a ready-to-use (RTU) solution that produces a stable, adherent, and smut-free black coating on low or medium phosphorus, electroless nickel deposits. The Patox 57 coatings provide an attractive final finish or base for electrophoretic lacquers. The coating is also RoHS, WEEE, and ELV compliant.

BLACK OXIDE:

Accu-Labs Patox 2

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Accu-Labs Patox #2 was developed to impart a uniform black coating by simple immersion process on malleable, cast iron, and stainless steel. At best, Accu-Labs Patox #2 gives only a moderate amount of corrosion resistance, which is sufficient only for indoor storage. For outdoor use, additional protection should be provided by oiling, waxing, or lacquering the work after blackening.

Accu-Labs Patox 12

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Patox #12 is a simple method of depositing a black inorganic finish on zinc, and zinc alloy die castings, zinc and cadmium electroplated deposits. The appearance of the finish is dependent upon the condition of the base surface. Beautiful glossy black finishes are obtained on buffed zinc die castings. Bright finishes are obtained on bright zinc and cadmium plates. Dull finishes are obtained on brushed or etched zinc surfaces. 

Accu-Labs Patox 15 

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Accu-Labs Patox #15 produces a stable, adherent, and durable black oxide coating on copper and its alloys. The appearance of the finish is dependent upon the condition of the surface. Beautiful glossy black finishes are obtained on buffed or burnished copper and brass. Dull finishes are obtained on sand blasted or etched surfaces. Patox #15 coatings being stable and absorbent, provide a good base for organic finishes, such as paints and lacquers.

Accu-Labs Patox 24

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Patox #24 is a new, simple, fast, and relatively safe method of applying a black conversion coating on steel. Patox #24 is safe in that it is non-caustic, non-splattering, and done at room temperature. It acts instantaneously and gives a jet black in approximately 1-minute’s time. Blackening with Patox #24 is a simple in-house operation that requires no large outlays of money for capital equipment.

Accu-Labs 409-SS Black Oxide

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Accu-Labs 409-SS is a low-temperature Black Oxidizing bath and may be used for blackening stainless steel as well as cast and malleable irons. The operating temperature of 250˚ to 260˚F. is an obvious advantage over the usual black oxide bath operating at 285˚ to 290˚F. The ability to blacken both stainless steel and cast and malleable irons at this temperature is an unique feature of 409-SS.

407 Specialty Blackening Oil

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407 Blackening Oil is a water-soluble, rust-retardant oil that is typically applied to steel. This oil product contains a minimum of 84% oil and naphthenate sulfonate type emulsifiers, and is diluted with quantities of water when put to use. For protecting steel against rust for up to 10-15 hours in salt spray, this specialty blackening oil is the product for you.

410 Blackening Brass Liquid For Copper And Copper Alloy Specialties

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Accu-Labs 410 Blackening Brass Liquid produces jet-black coatings of cupric oxide. These coatings are heat-resistant (typically up to 400°F) and promote excellent adhesion. This specialized coating can also withstand 12-24 hours in salt spray, and can endure up to 200 hours when lacquers, oils, or waxes are applied to the coating.

Accu-Labs 416 Black Oxide

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Accu-Labs 416 Black Oxide is a process for blackening iron and steel by simple immersion. Uniform black coatings of ferro/ferric oxide are produced, which are an integral part of the basis metal; they will withstand severe deformation without flaking. Beautiful, shiny, black coatings are obtained on buffed or polished surfaces, and flat, non-reflective coatings are obtained on etched or sandblasted steel.

Accu-Labs 417 Black Oxide

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Accu-Labs 417 Black Oxide is a highly concentrated, liquid black oxide formulation. This formulation contains a blend of activators, rectifiers, catalysts, penetrants, and wetters.

Accu-Labs Black CU

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Accu-Labs Black CU is a liquid material, which is diluted with water to form a solution that will rapidly blacken copper and copper alloys containing more than 65% copper. The film formed is a uniform, black oxide deposit that exhibits excellent chemical stability, stability to heat, and corrosion resistance. The coating is very adherent and provides an excellent base for the bonding of organic finishes.

ELECTROLYTIC BLACKENING

400 Electrolytically Blackening Nickel, Copper, And Brass

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Specialty Blackening Chemical 400 operates electrolytically and produces a hard black uniform coating on nickel, copper, and brass. The primary function of Electrolytic Blacken 400 is decorative; however, it is used widely in the Automotive Industry to produce glare-free surfaces with an attractive appearance. 

402 Electrolytic Black Tin-nickel Alloy

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Accu-Labs 402 electrolytically produces a dark, charcoal-black, tin-nickel alloy deposit. This specialty blackening agent can be deposited on nickel-plated parts, satin-finished parts, and works very well over alloyed copper, tin, and zinc during rack or barrel applications.

Patox 15 Specialty Electrolytic Blackening Compound For Copper And Copper Alloys

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Accu-Labs Patox 15 produces a stable, adherent, and durable black oxide coating on copper and its alloys, making it a good base for organic finishes, such as paints and lacquer. Patox 15 can be used to obtain beautiful glossy black finishes on buffed or burnished copper and brass, as well as dull finishes on sandblasted or etched surfaces.

This coating consists of a hard cupric oxide, which is extremely chemically and physically stable, and can handle severe handling and wear. As a result, Patox 15 coatings can also withstand temperatures up to 400°F without breaking down.