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Pickling Steel with Inhibited Muriatic



(-----) 2007

Our company does electropolishing. We want to pickle steel with inhibited muriatic for a customer who is going to apply a black coating called Patina afterwards. I want to know about controlling the reactivity of the steel after the pickling. Can I clean and electropolish afterwards.

Nancy Zapata
Finishing Shop owner - Brooklyn, New York
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2007

The steel will be very active and susceptible to flash rusting after hydrochloric acid pickling, despite the inhibitors. I think you will need to apply a rust inhibiting oil. To my knowledge it is not possible to electropolish carbon steel.

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