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The Al-Brite™ Process for Desmut/Deoxidize of Aluminum Castings

The Al-Brite™ process was developed to de-smut and deoxidize aluminum castings completely, easily, and controllably. The Al-Brite™ process has revolutionized production and finishing of aluminum castings that must be oxide and particle-free for their end applications. Al-Brite™ process eliminates oxide and cleans parts to achieve previously unobtainable low particulate levels.

Besides being effective and complete, the Al-Brite™ process stands out as being controllable and predictable. Process windows can easily be achieved and controlled. The Al-Brite™ process controls allow chemical usage until the bath has become excessively diluted and to bed out. Periodic additions of chemicals extend bath life, a key to reliable, cost effective and quality finishing.

The Al-Brite™ process has shown that it can make several standard process steps obsolete. It can in many cases make pre-etching and subsequent conversion coatings completely unnecessary, thus lowering production costs, while assuring consistent high quality finishes..

The Al-Brite™ process is a simple process that improves bath life and ease of operation. Long bath life minimizes waste treatment issues, which in-turn lowers the overall cost of ownership.

The Al-Brite™ process has improved yields and decreased costs in virtually all aluminum casting cleaning applications.

Recommended Al-Brite Process for Base Castings

Aluminum Prep (RD-20)@60gpl
@60° C
3 Minutes

Rinse Unheated for 45 Seconds

Rinse Unheated for 45 Seconds

Air Knife or Hold for Drain
Al-Brite B
This step optional for cost savings
@25° C
30 Seconds

Hold for Drain
Al-Brite A/B
@25° C
3 Minutes
Heavy Agitation

Rinse Unheated Deionized for 20-30 Seconds. Agitation?

Rinse Unheated Deionized for 30-60 Seconds.

Dry Unheated Air Knife?


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