Q: We reenact Civil War battles and need to clean the bayonets, rifles and assorted other metal parts. We came across Alconox as a source for safely cleaning these important pieces. The residues are largely rust and pine tar. What would you recommend? A: Cleaning steel used in reenactments as you describe certainly helps in establishing the proper setting for the show. … [Read more...] about Cleaning Steel Parts for Battle Reenactment
Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing
Learn the proper way to make a 1% detergent solution by following these four simple steps. To make a 2% detergent solution, simply double up the amount! Alconox Inc. aqueous detergents are sold in concentrate. To use, dilute according to package instructions. Most Alconox Inc. products require only a 1-2% dilution for optimal use. For further detail on how to make a 1% … [Read more...] about How to Make a 1% Solution
Q: How do you clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating? We would also like to use in our cleanroom on different kinds of glass types and ceramics. A: To prepare magnesium fluoride (MgF2) for adhesion of chrome or other plating, a very clean surface is needed. Depending on what kinds of residues are expected, Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner and Liquinox® Critical Cleaning … [Read more...] about How To Clean MgF2 windows for chrome plating?
Q: We have pretty bad rust imbedded in our concrete floor. Would Citranox be the answer to remove rust from flooring? A: Once rust is embedded in a semi-porous substrate like concrete, removing the rust from flooring can be tough. We would suggest repeated soaking with very hot (140F/60C or greater) 4% Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent followed by a water rinse. … [Read more...] about How To Remove Rust from Flooring
Q. We machine magnets. We currently do not have a cleaner and are looking for one to clean our magnet material without leaving a residue or damaging the magnet itself. A. Magnets are often made of iron materials that are prone to rusting or corrosion. When cleaning magnets, use an ambient temperature 1% Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner solution (10 g/L or 1.25 oz/gal). … [Read more...] about Cleaning Magnets