An acid, organic, non-etching cleaner that has been specifically formulated to remove organic and inorganic contaminants. NC ACID CLEANER removes soils such as fingerprints, oxides and chromate conversion coating prior to photoresist lamination, oxide treatment, and multilayer lamination to improve adhesion. It is compatible with photoresists making it effective for pattern plate cleaning. Its non-chelating formula cleans and conditions copper surfaces and can be followed by a microetch for optimum performance. It is effective in both spray and soak applications.