Etchants for Copper

Highly acidic etchants are used for oxide removal and etching copper in preparation for plating and metal finishing processes.  Therefore, etchants for copper are crucial to copper plating and finishing applications.

Our solutions are available in the following packaging sizes:

  • 5-gallon pails
  • 55-gallon drums
  • 300-gallon totes

Miraclean Deoxidizer

  • Miraclean Deoxidizer is a liquid acidic compound designed to remove oxides, stains, and smut
  • Used on stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, zinc, magnesium, titanium, zirconium, and iconel

Operating Conditions:


  • 10% – 100%


  • 70 – 110° F (21 – 43° C)
  • Do not heat above 120° F (49° C)


Mirapic ME-815

  • Mirapic ME-815 will restore copper appearance on copper alloys, enhance the appearance of brass alloys that are dezinced at the surface
  • Can be used as a chromate-free deoxidizer on certain aluminum alloys

Operating Conditions:

Mirapic ME-815 Concentration:

  • 6 – 16 oz. per gallon (45 – 120 g per L).

Sulfuric Acid (66° Be) Concentration:

  • 5 – 10 % (v/v)


60 – 100° F (16-32° C).


  • 30 seconds to 6 minutes.


  • Air agitation accelerates action.


  • 316 Stainless Steel, Koroseal, Rubber, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PVC.


    • Not required but is recommended with air agitation.


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