Cleans and removers oxides and other chemically bonded layers from nickel, stainless steels and other chromium alloys. 5 – 7 volts, Carbon Electrode (preferably) or platinum
£8.12 – £22.85 + VAT
Our Acticlean creates an excellent water break free surface, which is ideal for electroplating. To see for yourself how effective it is, why not take the ActiClean test? Clean one section of your work with ActiClean at 5 – 7 volts and leave the other section untreated, as in the picture above. Run some clean water over the surface of work. Water should run over the ActiCleaned surface without forming water breaks, demonstrating that the surface is completely clean, as in the photo. The water in the untreated area of the photo above has formed into droplets, showing that there are still traces of grease, oxide or tarnish which will greatly inhibit plating. We recommend you use the Carbon Electrode for this process. For instructions on use and guidance with making the best choice from our range of preparation products, please click HERE to see our Electroplating Manual.
|Dual purpose preparation solution||Instantly removes the strong oxide layer that quickly builds on nickel, stainless steel and other chromium alloys|
|A very effective final stage cleaner||Ideal for cleaning and activating large surface areas and surfaces with deep recesses|
|Combines activation and electrocleaning in one stage||Speeds up the plating process by streamlining the stages – no need to set up two separate plating trays for the cleaning and activating|
|Voltage Range||5 – 7 volts|
|Temperature||14 – 25 °C|
|Metals Activated||Nickel and stainless steel (see notes)|
|Electrode||Carbon or platinum|
|Activating time||5 – 10 seconds over any one spot|
|Special storage requirements||None|
|Shelf life||Over 5 years|
|Health and Safety classification||Not classified as hazardous|
|Transport (UN number)||None: Not classified as dangerous for transport|
- Some stainless steels are very passive and require a initial layer of gold plated with Gold Strike
after activating for maximum adhesion.
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