Descale Remover removes the manganese dioxide smut as well as other metal oxides solubilized by Alkaline Descale (RDZ-1734), which is available from RBP. Descale Remover is a mixed acid system which uses hydrochloric as the primary acid source. A strong inhibitor system is built-in to insure no metal attack and no hydrogen embrittlement. The inhibitor system will rinse with water and leave no residue on the metal after rinsing that would interfere with subsequent chemical polishing or plating.
Alkaline Descale is a strongly oxidizing surface conditioner designed to descale cobalt/chromium and other chromium based alloys before chemical polishing or electropolishing using CoCr Cleaner (RDZ-1881) or ElectroPolish Ti2 (RDZ-1676), respectively. It will convert insoluble oxides to soluble forms and thus assure uniform subsequent processing. Alkaline Descale is provided in two parts, A and B.
MicroPolish and MicroPolish II are two polishes formulated for titanium alloys. Each product acts as a cleaner/deoxidizer and slow chemical polish rapidly removing surface metal oxides but only slowly etching base metals. Of the two polishes, MicroPolish II is characterized by a lower etch rate of the base metal. Overall, the etch rates are low for both polishes when compared to traditional deoxidizing chemistries.