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The most important step in the metal finishing process is the cleaning and pre-treatment of the base material prior to plating. Foreign materials such as dirt, oil, grease, or rust can severely impair the plating process by prohibiting adhesion, thereby limiting quality of the deposit. Thorough cleaning and pre-processing need to take place to ensure a quality deposit.

SOAK CLEANERS:

Accu-Labs 103K  Liquid Potassium-Alkaline Soak Cleaner

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Accu-Labs 103K is a liquid, potassium-alkaline soak cleaner for heavy-duty cleaning. It is especially formulated for removal of drawing and stamping compounds. The excellent detergent properties are enhanced by its ability to disperse and emulsify soils and prevent them from re-depositing on the work.

Accu-Labs 105-S Soak Cleaner

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Accu-Labs 105-S Soak Cleaner is an alkaline soak cleaner for heavy-duty cleaning. It is especially good for removal of drawing and stamping compounds. The excellent detergent properties are enhanced by its ability to disperse soils and prevent them for re-depositing on the work. It is free rinsing even in hard water.

Accu-Labs 112 Super Soak Cleaner

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Accu-Labs 112 Super Soak Cleaner is a liquid, potassium-alkaline soak cleaner for heavy-duty cleaning. It is especially good for removal of drawing and stamping compounds. The excellent detergent properties are enhanced by its ability to disperse soils and prevent them from re-depositing on the work. It is free rinsing even in hard water.

Accu-Labs 113 Rin-Bond

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113 Rin-Bond is a liquid phosphoric acid type cleaner. It has a particular application as a pickling acid for non-ferrous metals prior to plating, providing surface conditioning conducive to excellent adhesion.

Accu-Labs 124-B Soak Cleaner

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Accu-Labs 124-B Soak Cleaner works quickly and effectively to remove soils from all metal surfacessteels, copper alloys, zinc, and aluminumwithout etching. Accu-Labs 124-B Soak Cleaner rinses freely and, when used properly, will not contaminate subsequent stages in the plating line.

Accu-Labs 903 Liquid Cleaner and Metal Conditioner

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Accu-Labs 903 has been developed to economically clean and prepare aluminum surfaces prior to painting. Accu-Labs 903 is also used by the transportation industry for cleaning aluminum-bodied vehicles. Accu-Labs 903 is economically attractive because of its ability to remove a wide variety of soils as a soak cleaner. 903 may also be used to remove brazing and soldering fluxes from steel, brass, stainless steel, etc.

BUFFING COMPOUND REMOVERS:

Accu-Labs 143

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Accu-Labs 143 is a mildly alkaline buffing compound remover for use with copper, copper alloys, steels, zinc, and aluminum castings. Accu-Labs 143 is an easy-to-use, moist brown powder mixture. It is environmentally friendly and contains no phosphates, complexors or silicates.

Accu-Labs 897QMR

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Accu-Labs 897QMR is the newest buffing compound remover to be developed in the Accu-Labs laboratories. Accu-Labs 897QMR is a phosphate free and biodegradable. Accu-Labs 897QMR is a buffered, mildly alkaline liquid detergent that is used for the economical and rapid removal of buffing compounds from most metals. Accu-Labs 897QMR is especially effective in removing compounds from zinc and aluminum. Zinc can be soaked in 897QMR for up to 10 minutes and aluminum up to 5 minutes at a rolling boil without tarnish or discoloring the zinc or aluminum. Accu-Labs 897QMR has excellent wetting and dispersing properties, which account for its long life and high tolerance for contamination. Solutions of Accu-Labs 897QMR are highly effective in ultrasonic cleaning units. In a soak tank, agitation will greatly reduce cleaning time and assist in removing clinging and loosened dirt particles.

SOLVENT CLEANERS:

Accu-Labs 129 Accu-Clean

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Accu-Labs 129 Accu-Clean solvent is specifically formulated to conform to regulations regarding air and chemical pollutants. It is a direct replacement for 1,1,1-trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, hydrofluorocarbons, methylene chloride, perchlorethylene, HCFC-141b, and HCFC-225.

Accu-Labs 428 Cold Degreaser

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Accu-Labs 428 Cold Degreaser is a safety cleaning solvent that is recommended where low toxicity, low flammability, and quick evaporation is desired. Accu-Labs is particularly good for removing grease, oils, and shop soils from all metals, efficiently and economically. This material cleans the metal swiftly, efficiently, and leaves the metal clean and free of films.

Accu-Labs #490 Patclean Biodegreaser

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Accu-Labs #490 Patclean Biodegreaser solvent is a new development in the field of cold solvent degreasing. Accu-Labs #490 Patclean Biodegreaser was specifically formulated to conform with the new regulations regarding air and chemical pollutants.

Accu-Labs #490 Patclean Biodegreaser contains only biodegradable ingredients allowing for safe and easy disposal into municipal sewer systems. Accu-Labs #490 Patclean Biodegreaser has shown itself to be an efficient, economical degreaser capable of superior solvency for effective removal of heavy greases, oils, sludges and oxidized films on most metals.

Accu-Labs Type Wash#1

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Accu-Labs Type Wash#1 is a type wash that is a very strong blend of solvents for cleaning metal. Type Wash #1 cleaner will remove dried ink, glaze, and some paints. Type Wash #1 cleaner is a very flammable liquid, dries extremely fast and leaves no residue.

ELECTROCLEANERS

Accu-Labs 107-E  Heavy Duty Electrocleaning Powder

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Accu-Labs 107-E is a highly alkaline, heavy-duty electrocleaning powder compound for use on steel parts before electroplating. It has excellent detergent properties, free rinsing and long operating life. Having excellent conductivity, it is especially suited for high-current density operation. Accu-Labs 107-E frequently provides all of the alkaline cleaning required.

 Accu-Labs #108 Electrocleaner

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Accu-Labs #108 Electrocleaner is a white, free-flowing granulated powder cleaner, designed to effectively remove soils from all metal surfacessteels, copper alloys, zinc, and aluminumwithout etching of base material. Accu-Labs #108 Electrocleaner rinses freely and when used properly, will not contaminate subsequent stages in the plating line.

Accu-Labs #121 Electrocleaner

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Accu-Labs #121 is a white, free-flowing granulated buffered cleaner, designed to effectively remove soils from copper alloys without attack of the base material. Accu-Labs #121 cleaner rinses freely and when used properly, will not contaminate subsequent stages in the plating line.

Accu-Labs 133-EL Heavy Duty Electrocleaning Liquid

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Accu-Labs 133-EL is a highly alkaline, heavy-duty electrocleaning liquid for use on steel parts before electroplating. Accu-Labs 133-EL is a superior, low-foaming electroclean formulation. It has excellent detergent properties, long operating life and is free rinsing. During electrolysis, a compact foam blanket will develop. Liquid soils will tend to be dragged out with the foam and solid soils are well dispersed and will not re-deposit on the work during transfer or rinsing.

Accu-Labs 344-E Electrocleaner

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Accu-Labs 344-E is an alkaline, heavy-duty electrocleaning powder compound for use on copper, copper alloys, and steel parts before electroplating. It has excellent detergent properties, free rinsing and long operating life. Having excellent conductivity, it is especially suited for high-current density operation. The brightness and uniformity of plated deposits is improved because Accu-Labs 344-E removes all organic and inert films from pores of the base metal.

Accu-Labs 398-T Electrocleaning Powder Compound

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Accu-Labs 398-T is a highly alkaline, electrocleaning powder compound for use as a reverse current cleaner. 398-T removes fabricating soils and smuts, drawing, and stamping compounds. This compound can also be used to clean magnesium and copper.

COMBINATION SOAK-ELECTRO CLEANERS

Accu-Labs 50-SE Premium Matrix Cleaner

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Accu-Labs INC. has discovered the next generation of premium cleaning. Recent production results have proven Accu-Labs’ premium matrix cleaner provides the best available cleaningat up to half the cost. The building blocks of this new innovation are accomplished by combining the most recent surfactant technology in a concentrated matrix form with caustic soda or other liquid alkali builder.

Accu-Labs 55-SE Premium Matrix Cleaner

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Emulsifying version of the 50-SE matrix cleaner.

Accu-Labs 43-EM Soak Electrocleaner

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Accu-Labs 43-EM is a medium alkalinity, phosphate-containing powder for electrocleaning or soak cleaning non-ferrous metals. Accu-Labs 43-EM is an excellent cleaner for job shop applications as it is formulated to remove a variety of soils and oils from zinc die castings, copper, copper alloys, and steel.

Accu-Labs HSE Soak Electrocleaner

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Accu-Labs HSE is a concentrated liquid soak/electroclean product for ferrous metals, copper and copper plated works. Accu-Labs HSE provides superior soil removal, enhanced rinsability and high levels of conductivity. As a combination soak-electrocleaner, Accu-Labs HSE removes a wide range of oils, greases, lubricants, and effectively removes smuts, particles, and other films.

Accu-Labs 128 Soak Electrocleaner

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Accu-Labs 128 Cleaner is a twofold cleaner. It can be used to soak and electroclean a wide variety of metals, thereby eliminating the need to use and stock several different cleaning compounds. 128 Cleaner may be used to condition steel, copper, brass, zinc base die castings, and tin-lead die castings for uniform and blister-free plating results.

Accu-Labs 134-B Soak Electrocleaner

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Like 124-B, Accu-Labs 134-B Soak Electrocleaner is a quick and efficient method of removing soils from all metal surfacessteels, copper alloys, zinc, and aluminumwithout etching. Accu-Labs 134-B Soak Electrocleaner rinses freely and, when used properly, will not contaminate subsequent stages in the plating line.

Accu-Labs 137 Silicate-free Soak Electrocleaner Powder

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Accu-Labs 137 is a silicate-free alkaline, heavy-duty soak/electroclean powder compound for use on steel parts before electroplating. It has excellent detergent properties, free rinsing and long operating life. Having excellent conductivity, it is especially suited for high-current density operation. Accu-Labs 137 is ideally suited for cleaning and electrocleaning steel, brass, and copper parts. Accu-Labs 137 generally provides all of the alkaline cleaning required for the majority of applications.

Accu-Labs 139 Electro-Don Soak Electrocleaner

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Accu-Labs 139 Electro-Don has been formulated as a heavy-duty soak cleaner to effectively clean steel in rack and barrel applications. Because of its high alkalinity, Accu-Labs 139 Electro-Don can also be used as an electrocleaner when single-stage cleaning is required.

Accu-Labs 178-SE Low-Foam Soak Electrocleaner

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Accu-Labs 178-SE is a new, very low-foam liquid soak and electrocleaner for ferrous metals, copper, and copper plated parts. 178-SE can also be used as a low-foam spray cleaner. 178-SE provides rapid soil removal, superior rinsability, and a high level of conductivity. 178-SE is particularly suited for high-speed, reel-to-reel type applications.

Accu-Labs 303CTR Soak Electrocleaner

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Accu-Labs 303CTR all-purpose soak and electro cleaner is a medium-alkaline silicated compound that can be used as a soak or an electro cleaner. Accu-Labs 303CTR is an excellent choice for job shop operations as it is an all-purpose type cleaner for a variety of soils. Its combined soak and electro cleaning characteristics make it possible to use Accu-Labs 303CTR as a single tank cleaning system for copper, brass, steel, and zinc die casting.

330-BECLF Cleaner

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Accu-Labs 330-BECLF (formerly known as Patclin 330-BECLF) is a blend of alkaline salts, biodegradable surface active agents, and organic dispersants specifically formulated to promote rapid wetting on oily metal surfaces. 330-BECLF has excellent penetrating ability into deep recesses. 330-BECLF is fast, efficient, economical and superior in its ability to emulsify and displace oils and soils even in hard water, all in a low-foam package.

Accu-Labs 383A Soak Electrocleaner

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Accu-Labs 383A Electrocleaner all-purpose soak and electro cleaner is a medium-alkaline silicated compound that can be used as a soak or an electro cleaner. Accu-Labs 383A Electrocleaner is an excellent choice for job shop operations as it is an all-purpose type cleaner for a variety of soils. Its combined soak and electro cleaning characteristics make it possible to use Accu-Labs 383A Electrocleaner as a dingle tank cleaning system for copper, brass, steel, and zinc die casting.

DE-RUSTER CLEANERS:

Accu-Labs 302-L

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Accu-Labs 302-L is a concentrated alkaline liquid formula for smut and oxide removal from ferrous metals. It contains a unique combination of chelating and surface active agents to quickly remove rust and oily soils and many paints too.

Accu-Labs 380 Heavy Duty Alkaline Deruster

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Accu-Labs 380 Heavy Duty Alkaline Deruster was specifically developed to remove rust and heat treating scale from ferrous metals by immersion. Accu-Labs 380 can also be used to remove phosphate coatings from steel and also can remove white scale from phosphating tanks. Accu-Labs 380 is a cyanide-free, scientifically balanced blend of highly alkaline detergents, surfactants, dispersants, and organic chelates.

ULTRASONIC CLEANERS:

Accu-Labs 104 Multi-Clean

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Accu-Labs #104 Multi-Clean is an acidic-based, multi-metal cleaner and surface conditioner / brightener for use in traditional immersion soak or ultrasonic wash systems. It is used for the removal of tenacious soils and metal oxides from copper alloys, steel, and casted aluminum. All parts should be tested prior to use.

Accu-Labs Patsan 42

Accu-Labs Patsan 42 is a multi-metal ultrasonic cleaner and surface conditioner for use in traditional immersion soak or ultrasonic wash systems. It is used for the removal of tenacious soils and metal oxides from copper alloys, steel, and casted aluminum.

BURNISHING AND VIBRATORY COMPOUNDS:

Accu-Labs 520-NP

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Accu-Labs 520-NP is a new liquid concentrate for high-luster burnishing brass, copper alloys, zinc, aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. Accu-Labs 520-NP is designed for barrel, vibratory and burnishing applications. A non-viscous liquid 520-NP mixes readily with cold or hot water and tolerates hard water conditions. It contains no soap, leaves no film on work.

Accu-Labs 557

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Accu-Labs 557 is a concentrated liquid cleaner product for use in barrel or vibratory, deburring-burnishing operations. Use for burnishing with polished steel shot, natural flint stone media or part-on-part. Accu-Labs 557 is designed for burnishing to a high luster, brass, copper alloys, zinc, aluminum, steel, and stainless steel.

Accu-Labs 557 is a mildly alkaline, balanced blend of surfactants and detergents. It is designed for rapid emulsification and removal of cutting, drawing, and stamping oils and soils. It has moderate foaming tendencies and excellent rinsability. Accu-Labs 557 has no soap and leaves no film on parts.

Accu-Labs 559

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Accu-Labs 559 is a concentrated liquid burnishing detergency booster. Accu-Labs 559 is formulated specifically to have a high-emulsification capacity to enable the rapid cleaning of metal parts that are heavily coated with oils and lubricant compounds.

Accu-Labs 4100

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Accu-Labs 4100 is a strong alkaline, liquid concentrate for burnishing steel stampings and castings and can also be used on copper and alloys. Accu-Labs 4100 is specifically formulated for heavy-duty cleaning applications that require high detergency. The excellent detergent properties are enhanced by its ability to disperse heavy oils and soils, and prevent them from redepositing on the work. It is free rinsing, even in hard water.

Accu-Labs 4100 is a non-viscous, strong alkaline detergent blend that mixes readily with cold or hot water. It is an environmentally friendly surfactant blend that contains no solvents, phosphates or chelators.

Accu-Labs 525-NL Barrel, Vibratory and Burnishing Compound

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Accu-Labs 525-NL is a barrel, vibratory, and burnishing compound for use with polished steel shot or natural flint stone media. 525-NL is designed for burnishing to a high luster Brass, Copper Alloys, Zinc Aluminum, Steel, and Stainless Steel. 

Accu-Labs 526CC Burnishing Compound

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Accu-Labs 526CC Burnishing Compound has been developed for burnishing of copper, brass, steel, zinc, and aluminum to a smooth lustrous finish. Accu-Labs 526CC Burnishing Compound is a dry, non-dusty, mildly alkaline powder, having a pH of approximately 8.5. Accu-Labs 526CC is completely soluble in water and is completely free rinsing.

Accu-Labs 541NF Burnishing Compound

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Accu-Labs 541NF Burnishing Compound has been developed for burnishing nickel, silver, copper, and brass to a high, smooth, lustrous finish. Accu-Labs 541NF Burnishing Compound is a dry, non-dusty, mildly alkaline powder, having a pH of approximately 9.5. Accu-Labs 541NF is completely and readily soluble in water to form a free rinsing solution.

Accu-Labs 584 Liquid Burnishing Compound

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Accu-Labs 584 Liquid Burnishing Compound was specifically developed for use in conventional and vibratory systems for the development of a high -ustrous finish on zinc, aluminum, stainless steel, and brass. In addition to imparting a high luster to the metals burnished in 584, Accu-Labs has additional desirable features: Accu-Labs 584 keeps the steel shot bright and shiny. The balls do not darken after burnishing a number of loads. Zinc and aluminum can be burnished for hours without darkening. The longer the burnishing time, the brighter the work.

Accu-Labs 335 RXS Steel Tumbling Compound 

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Accu-Labs 335 RXS Steel Tumbling Compound is a highly alkaline based product that is used to remove light rust, clean, and brighten steel in a barrel. Accu-Labs 335 RXS can also be used with abrasive for deburring and the removal of heavier rusts and scales. When used at the concentration of 4 – 8 ounces per gallon of water Accu-Labs 335 RXS will bring up a brilliant luster on steel, and eliminates the need of any further cleaning prior to plating. When used as a burnishing compound, Accu-Labs 335 RXS can be used with balls, media or self-rolling.

Accu-Labs 342-GR

Accu-Labs 342-GR is a scientifically balanced blend of water softeners, alkaline silicates, organic surfactants, and dispersants specially formulated to remove the most stubborn shop soils from aluminum and its alloys without etching or pitting.

Accu-Labs 386-SD

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Accu-Labs 386-SD is a blend of alkaline salts, biodegradable surface active agents, organic dispersants, all specifically formulated for the cleaning of zinc, brass, copper, and steel in a barrel tumbling operation.

Accu-Labs 386-SD is formulated to promote the rapid wetting of oily metal surfaces.

Accu-Labs 386-SD has excellent penetrating ability into deep recesses. Accu-Labs 386-SD is fast, efficient, economical, and superior in its ability to emulsify and displace oils and soils, even in the hardest water.

SPRAY CLEANERS:

Accu-Labs PR-32 Spray Cleaner

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Accu-Labs PR-32 is a controlled-foam, high-detergency, concentrated powder cleaner product. It is safe to use on most metals and multi-metal assemblies. Accu-Labs PR-32 is a caustic-free formulation that allows for easier and safer metal cleaning applications.

Accu-Labs PR-32 is an excellent cleaner for the removal of oily soils and deposits on steel, copper, copper alloys, and aluminum parts.

Accu-Labs 176 Spray Cleaner

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Accu-Labs 176 Spray Cleaner is a highly concentrated, non-foaming liquid cleaner that is ideally suited for spray cleaning operations. This cleaner formulation is a non-emulsifying, rejection-type detergent system that is completely chelate-free.