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"Want One-step Iron Phosphate"

An ongoing discussion beginning back in 2005 ...


Q. I'm looking for a one-step iron phosphatizing chemical. It has to clean and phosphatize steel that may have a bit of rust on it. Am I looking for the impossible?

Dale Burford
Finisher - Wausau, Wisconsin

A. Hi, Dale. I don't think a robust 1-step iron phosphatize is possible.

People often use a 3-step iron phosphate for practical reasons even if not as good as the 7-step zinc phosphate -- just as they often eat 3-course dinners rather than a more satisfying 7-course one. But I think 3 steps is the realistic minimum, and trying to combine an alkaline-based degreaser with an acid-based rust remover, with a properly balanced iron phosphate step is a bit like trying to use the clam chowder as the gravy for the meat loaf and substituting a scoop of strawberry ice cream for the mashed potatoes :-)


Ted Mooney, finishing.com
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Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey

Need chemicals for zinc phosphating

February 29, 2012

RFQ: Hi all, my company is looking for the following chemicals; kindly advise if you have the source to purchase/identify:

1). Atlantic RP 1303LT
2). Soloil 173-3
3). Atlantic Kleen 967 HDI
4). Atlantic Phos M4

KY Chek
- Singapore

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February 29, 2012

thumbs up sign Hi, KY Chek.

I'm sure we will be able to help you locate alternate brands of phosphating chemicals if you wish; hopefully our advertisers are already reaching out to you. But this forum is made possible by our supporting advertisers and we really can't ask them to bear the costs of maintaining distributorship information for their competitors' products on these pages :-)


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Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey

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