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Aluminum and chlorine
I have a large piece of aluminum that has been rinsed with a 5% chlorine wash. What will be the effects of this wash? Will there be any damage besides possible discoloration?
- - Lakewood, Colorado
If not properly rinsed, chloride residues can enhance corrosion cracking particularly if the aluminum has residual stress. Don Mattox
Donald M. Mattox
Society of Vacuum Coaters
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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