Etchants for Stainless Steel

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

Concentration:

  • 10% – 100%

Temperature:

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

Documentation:

Miraclean Deoxidizer 500

  • Miraclean Deoxidizer 500 is a liquid acidic compound designed to remove oxides, stains, and smut
  • Used on stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, zirconium, and iconel

Operating Conditions:

Concentration:

  • 10% – 100%

Temperature:

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

Documentation:

Miraclean SS Etch

  • Miraclean SS Etch is a liquid acidic compound designed to etch and condition stainless steel surfaces prior to brazing, rubberizing, or resin coatings.
  • This solution is stabilized to deliver a uniform and specific etch rate over a long period of time

Operating Conditions:

Composition:

  • An aqueous mixture of ferric chloride, nitric acid, and hydrofluoric acid

Odor:

  • Mild

Concentration:

  • 100%

Temperature:

  • 70 – 90° F (21 – 32° C)

Specific Gravity:

  • 1.24 at 68° F (20° C)

pH:

  • 1 – 2

Flash Point:

  • None

Foaming Tendency:

  • None

Solubility:

    • Complete

Documentation:

Mirapic ME-810

  • Mirapic ME-810 is a water-soluble, dry powder containing fluoride-bearing salts, which can be used to replace hazardous hydrofluoric acid.

Operating Conditions:

Concentration:

  • 8 – 16 oz. per gal. (60 – 120 g per L)

Nitric Acid:

  • (36° Be) 50 – 75% by volume

Temperature:

  • Ambient

Equipment:

    • Rigid (non-plasticized) PVC, polyethylene

    Documentation:

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