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 is characterized by a higher etch rate of the base metal. Overall, the etch rates are low for both polishes when compared to traditional deoxidizing chemistries.
MicroClean EV3 is a deoxidizer for removing oxides formed by high
temperatures on Nitinol, and other titanium alloys. MicroClean EV3 will
cause some very low level metal attack, but usually will clean up
essentially any oxide level in a short time (1-5 minutes) and metal loss
within this time is minimal. If organic soils are present, MicroClean Ti is
recommended (RDZ-1849, available from RBP).
CoCr Cleaner is an acidic bath used for cleaning and deoxidizing cobalt/chromium alloys to render them suitable for medical and aerospace applications. It removes weld or laser scale leaving a brilliant finish, without hydrogen embrittlement or halide-induced stress cracking. CoCr Cleaner will attack base metal very slowly, and in the process polish the metal. CoCr Cleaner may also be used as a chemical polish for 300 series stainless steel. It is more reactive towards stainless steel than on CoCr.