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Acid Etching Metal with Hydrochloric Acid

Acid Etching Metal

Bondall’s Hydrochloric Acid can be used for the Acid Etching Metal

Acid Etching Metal is the process of cutting into a metal surface using hydrochloric acid. Metal etching is used for a variety of applications, such as an industrial manufacturing application, an art technique, and a application for identifying and branding property.

The Method of Acid Etching Metal

The normal method for Acid Etching Metal is to apply protection to the areas of a metal surface, either to the whole area or just to the areas that are needed to remain unaffected. The parts of the metal to be etched are then either left uncovered or the protected material is scratched off by using tools such as an etching needle. The metal surface is then dipped in hydrochloric acid that then eats away at the exposed areas of metal, creating the desired shape or print.

Chemical Milling is a form of industrial acid metal etching. Industrial uses include the fabrication of semiconductors, the printed circuit board industry, and by the aerospace industry in fashioning aircraft components.

Vist Bondall’s Acid Solutions website to find out more: Acid Etching Metal

Acid Etching Concrete with Hydrochloric Acid

Acid Etching Concrete

Bondall’s Hydrochloric Acid can be used for the Acid Etching of Concrete

By utilising the process of Acid Etching, Hydrochloric Acid can be used to clean the surface of concrete to allow for coatings to be applied effectively. Acid etching can remove the weak, milky layer of cement dust, lime and fine sand that can rise to the surface with concrete that is over-wet, had poor curing or been over-troweled. It involves allowing the reaction of a diluted solution of hydrochloric acid to the concrete surface, then rinsing off with water.

The acid chemically reacts with the surface, and dissolves it, allowing it and other water-soluble contaminants to be washed away. Removing the top layer will allow coatings to firmly adhere to sound concrete giving a much longer life span.

Find out more at Bondall’s Acid Solutions Website: Acid Etching Concrete

Bondall’s Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric AcidA recent addition to the Bondall product range is their Hydrochloric Acid. It has quickly become one of Bondall’s best sellers, and they’ve dedicated a website to provide in depth details, application techniques and safety when using acid around your home and with your building and renovating projects. Bondall’s Hydrochloric Acid website puts safety at the forefront but also has articles on acid cleaning and acid etching, amongst many other uses for their product.

Some Uses of Hydrochloric Acid around the home

  • Acid Etching
  • Acid cleaning of concrete and other masonry surface
  • To neutralise the water in swimming pools making it safe for use

Hydrochloric Acid Safety

Bondall provide in-depth details for the proper application, tips for easy use and the most important of all – reflect a safe way to use, clean, store and dispose of your Hydrochloric Acid.

FInd out more information at Bondall’s website: Hydrochloric Acid

Cleaning Grout – Tileguard Tile and Grout Cleaner

Grout CleanerWhether it’s renovating or just regular spring cleaning, bathroom and kitchen tiles need a decent Grout Cleaner. Tileguard Tile and Grout Cleaner is one of the most powerful, ready to use, fast working grout cleaner products going around. It’s a concentrated biodegradable cleaner, so it quickly removes any ingrained dirt, grease, grime and oil deposits without damaging the grout or tiles. Because it’s fast acting, you’re not wasting your precious time scrubbing grout.

A biodegradable grout cleaner

Unlike many common cleaners, Tile and Grout Cleaner is safe for the environment, as it is non caustic and non solvent based. Ideally suited for use in bathroom, laundry and kitchen areas but it is also useful for general purpose cleaning around the home or workshop.

Visit the Tileguard Tile and Grout Cleaner website here: Grout Cleaner.