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S.S. Etch #12

Arcal Stainless Steel Etch #12 is a new concept of stainless steel etchant concentrate used to etch stainless steel surfaces and parts for further fabrication such as brazing, rubberizing or resin coating.

This innovative product releases a specific amount of etch at a time and is stabilized for a specific etch rate. It produces a uniformly etched surface, providing an excellent basis for adhesion in brazing, rubberizing or resin coatings. Stainless Steel Etch #12 was designed for use at ambient temperatures; however, when used at a temperature range of 80' - 100'F, the etch rate is increased, speeding up the etching process.


Appearance and odor: Clear solution with mild odor

  • Specific gravity: 1.18
  • Flash point: None
  • Solubility in water: Complete
  • pH of 1% solution: 1-2

Application Instructions:

1. Degrease and clean the stainless steel to be etched.

2. Keep the pieces immersed in Stainless Steel Etch #12 for 3-10 minutes depending on the finish and the etch rate desired.

3. Remove the pieces and flush with plenty of water.

4. Repeat the process or increase contact time if required.

This information is believed to be authentic and correct as determined by laboratory and field-testing. No warranty or guaranteed results are express or implied due to application circumstances and usage beyond the control of the seller or manufacturer.

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