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topic 11636

Phosphatizing of aluminum


I am actually using an iron phosphate on iron pieces, Can I use the same solution for aluminum? If I can use this solution what additive ( salt,etc) can I mix it? Thanks a lot for your answer.

Robert Sanchez
- Monterrey, N.L, MÈxico


Hi, Robert. Here in the USA virtually no shop formulates their own phosphatizing solutions; they all buy proprietaries. We don't like to print formulations here, only references to published literature. But phosphatizing solutions can be formulated to handle both steel and aluminum; they are called 'mixed metal' baths if you want to use that term to research it further. Good luck.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey

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