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parkerizing metal prep...

fastcarsgofastfastcarsgofast Member Posts: 7,179
edited June 2010 in Ask the Experts
I was going to "blast" parts but then I ran across old thread that mentioned using 1 part muriatic acid and 4 parts water to strip off the old finish and etch the metal.

Any opinions on this technique?
Will it also remove small amounts of rust?
Do I need to do any additional prep after this before dropping the parts in the tank (washing, additional degreasing, etc.)?


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    Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 39,468 ***** Forums Admin
    edited November -1
    I use full strength muriatic acid in my shop to clean steel. It strips rust really well, but I haven't used it diluted so I wouldn't know for sure on that. It will also etch the surface. I don't know if it's the correct finish for parkerizing, but it looks close to me.
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    dcs shootersdcs shooters Member Posts: 10,969
    edited November -1
    We just bead blast any parts and wash them in solvent before dunking them.
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