MRO Magazine


Metal surface cleaners and conditioners

Metal surface cleaners and conditioners from Birchwood Casey improve black oxide coating and other metal finishing processes, available in a range of biodegradable liquid cleaners and mild acid conditioners. For example, most machined and fabricated metal components carry cutting oils or coolants that coat the metal surface and collect in threaded holes and recessed areas. Heat treat scale and light rust are also commonly seen. These surface soils must be completely removed prior to blackening or coating in order to achieve high quality results.