Spot Removal Aid

Chemical methods can remove high temperature oxide and iron contamination without damaging the surface finish. Electropolishing may improve the surface finish. Since they remove the surface layer by controlled corrosion, chemicals will also selectively remove the least corrosion-resistant areas such as the chromium-depleted zones.

Spot Remover aids in cleaning of stains, spots of oil, grease & other stains, annealing colourations, rust contaminations, welding marks and burns. These chemicals are also suited to clean rusted domestic fittings.

Tank immersion, spray pickling and passivation treatments should be entrusted to competent fabricators or stainless steel finishing specialists. The selection and control of these potentially hazardous processes is critical for ensuring that satisfactory corrosion resistant finishes are obtained.

Pickling/ cleaning operations following a typical manufacturing programme could be:

  • Grinding for removal of defects caused by welding, for slag removal after welding
  • Removal of organic contamination
  • Pickling using a bath, paste or solution, possibly in combination with a careful mechanical treatment to break oxides
  • Thorough rinsing with water, preferably using high-pressure water jet

Main standards to abide by are:

  • ASTM A380: Practice for cleaning, Descaling and Passivating of Stainless Steel Parts, Equipment and Systems
  • ASTM A967: Specification for Chemical Passivation Treatments for Stainless Steel Parts

Key Features and Benefits

  • Corrosion protection
  • Adheres/ sticks to vertical surfaces
  • Restores protective layer on metal surfaces
  • Extends metal life

Product Variants

A2 Pickling Paste

Stainless Steel Pickling Paste for Removal of Welding Spots & Improving Glaze

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A2 Pickling Solution

Stainless Steel Pickling Solution for Removing Mill Scale, Rust & Welding Spots

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A2 Passivation Gel

Cleaning Agent for Stainless Steel Surfaces

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A2 Passivation Solution

Cleaning Agent for Stainless Steel Surface Area & Equipment

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Handling Measures
and Precautions

DG Cargo. Concentrated product is corrosive in nature. Proper human safety products such as splash goggles, lab coat, vapour respirator, NIOSH approved gloves and boots should be worn while handling and applying chemicals. Splashes on the skin should be washed off with water immediately. In case of splashing into the eyes, flush them with fresh water and obtain medical attention. Should not be injected.


Should be stored in original vented containers, away from heat, direct sunlight and combustibles. Store in a cool and dry place. Please refer label and SDS for details.