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H & M


Arcal H & M is an innovative chemical solution to remove heat tint, mill scale and welding discoloration and passivates all series of stainless steel, nickel alloys and copper-nickel alloys. Effectively works at room temperature removing surface oxidation, and eliminates time consuming manual wire brushing, grinding and buffing.


  • Appearance and Odor: Clear solution with mild acid odor.
  • Specific gravity: 1.2
  • Flash Point: None
  • Solubility in water: Complete
  • pH of 1% solution: 1 - 2
Application Instructions:

Dip & Rinse Method

Containers: plastic, polyethylene, PVC, or tanks lined with PVC or neoprene.

1. For best results use as is. However, depending on the type of cleaning required, 1 part H & M can be diluted up to 3 parts water.

2. Immerse pieces in the solution for about 10 - 20 minutes, depending on the surface contamination. Do not overload the working solution, as heat may be generated.

3. Remove pieces and rinse thoroughly with running water.

4. Neutralize possible acid residues in a mild alkaline solution or Arcal 163-A neutralizer.

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.

Arcal Chemicals, Inc.223 Westhampton Avenue Capitol Heights, MD 20743 Map : Tele: 301.336.9300 Fax: 301.336.6597

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