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Bright Dips

Dyes

Acid Salts

Metal Strippers

Passivators

Miscellaneous

Laquers & Waxes

Bright Dips

 

Luster-On Cobra 3LC is a liquid non-chromated bright dip for copper and copper based alloys. Removes oxides and scale with less fuming than conventional bright dips. Since Luster-On Cobra 3LC removes less metal than conventional bright dips; it offers longer solution life, less dumping, and reduced waste treatment costs.

 

Luster-On Cobra Passivator is In-plant protection of copper and copper alloys. It acts to passivate the highly active surface of freshly bright-dipped work to retard atmospheric oxidation pending subsequent finishing operations.

 

Luster-On DEOX SS is highly acidic liquid product which is effective as a pickle for removal of welding and heat treating scales from stainless steel. Luster-On DEOX SS rapidly restores stainless steel surfaces to their bright, scale-free condition.

 

 

Acid Salts, Descalers, Derusters & Activators

 

Luster-On Re-ACT is a fast, safe, and easy to handle, liquid (safe and easy to handle) activator and pickling acid. Luster-On When used cathodically, it will re-activate a passive nickel electrodeposit to ensure proper receptivity of a secondary electrodeposit such as brass or chromium. When used prior to electroplating, it insures a cleaner, smut free, surface for brighter, more adherent deposits.

 

Luster-On 892E is a powdered acid product designed for descaling and pickling. Its inhibitor system provides clean, smut- free surfaces without base metal attack.  Luster-On 892E is non-fuming and free-rinsing.

 

Luster-On 895 is a fast-acting powdered descaling and pickling acid. When used prior to electroplating, it insures a cleaner, smut free, surface for brighter more adherent deposits. Non-fuming and free rinsing, Luster-On 895 may be used on steel, copper, brass, zinc, magnesium or stainless steel. Luster-On 895 contains an active fluoride salt that enhances the descaling and activating qualities of the product. The safety of a dry powder makes Luster-On 895 preferable to a concentrated liquid product

 

Luster-On Kemflur is a powdered acid salt used as a replacement for hazardous liquid hydrofluoric acid. Used for pickling and deoxidizing of aluminum and other metals.

 

Luster-On ADRX removes rust as efficiently and economically as cyanide-type derusters without the problems of cyanide waste disposal.

 

Luster-On Descaler AP is a highly alkaline, powdered material designed to remove rust, scale, oxides, paint, grease, oil, and conversion coatings in one application. Hydrogen embrittlement is eliminated due to the alkalinity of the material with excellent results.

 

Luster-On S-3 is a acid Cleaner is a liquid product used at full strength for removal of tarnish and oxides from brass and other copper based alloys. Cleaning with S-3 imparts some luster to the part and does not interfere with welding operations.

 

Luster-On Stripper RE is a highly alkaline powdered non-phenolic paint stripper that is formulated to remove rust, scale, oxides, paint, grease, oil, magnesium and steel in one application. Effective on acrylic, alkyd, lacquer, melamine, polyester and oil-based paints.

 

 

Luster-On Metal Strippers

 

Luster-On Chrome Strip Salts is a quick and efficient method of stripping chrome deposits from steel or iron. Surface is left clean and  ready for re-plating.  Used anodically.

 

Luster-On Stripode # 2 is a liquid product that is used with dilute Sulfuric Acid for stripping copper from iron or steel base metal. This solution will tolerate large quantities of copper and can be maintained with additions of Stripode #2 and dilute Sulfuric Acid. No current is necessary.

 

Metalx B-9 Nickel Stripper formula removes electrolytic and electroless nickel from steel.

 

Metalx B-929 Nickel Stripper strips nickel from copper, brass, zinc diecast, pot metal, silver and gold, without etching the base metal.

 

Metalx Cufix-E Copper Stripper is an electrical copper stripper for stripping copper from steel and aluminum. It offers the exceptional ability to throw into very deep recesses. Metalx Cufix-E is Boing Aerospace approved.

 

Luster-On Paint Strippers

 

Luster-On Stripper RE is a highly alkaline powdered non-phenolic paint stripper that is formulated to remove rust, scale, oxides, paint, grease, oil, magnesium and steel in one application. Effective on acrylic, alkyd, lacquer, melamine, polyester and oil-based paints.

 

Luster-On LNP is a highly alkaline liquid that removes almost all types of painted finishes from steel, magnesium brass, and copper. The non-phenolic formulation eliminates phenolic disposal problems.

 

Luster-On 720 is a highly alkaline liquid product effective in removing alkyd, acrylic, lacquer, melamine, polyester, and oil based finishes from steel or magnesium. It effectively cleans grease, oils, and carbonaceous soils.

 

 

Stainless Steel Passivator

 

Luster-On CitriPass is a citric acid based product for passivation of stainless steel alloys. It is a suitable replacement for the hazardous and toxic nitric acid/sodium dichromate passivating formulations. Luster-On CitriPass meets the requirements of ASTM A 967. Luster-On CitriPass is far more user friendly and environmentally safer than the nitric acid counterpart. It may be used without ventilation and there is no associated hazardous waste; CitriPass is also far less aggressive towards equipment and structures.

 

 

Miscellaneous Specialty Products

 

Luster-On Chrome Mist Relief produces a foam blanket and lowers surface tension effectively reducing the misting and spattering of the chrome plating solution during operation. Luster-On Chrome Mist Relief reduces the surface tension below the 45-dynes/cm level required by the Clean Air Act MACT standard.

 

Luster-On Wetting Agent is a liquid additive designed to reduce surface tension and increase the wetting action of the primary cleaner for difficult-to-clean applications.

 

Luster-On WS is a surface-active agent for use in the rinse cycle to assist in shedding of water and improve performance of subsequent drying.

 

Luster-On DCA is a liquid product for preparing and activating the surface of zinc based die casting prior to plating. This non-etching product is suitable for use on polished die-castings. Luster-On DCA is effective on all zinc die-cast alloys.

 

Luster-On Chromate Plus is a water-soluble product, which after application to yellow chromated surfaces, increases the strength and corrosion resistance of the yellow chromate film. Its unique chemistry hardens the chromate film, resulting in greater adhesion to the zinc surface. Parts may be processed in barrels or baskets with a reduction in scratches and wipe-off. Excellent for use with fasteners and sharp edged parts. On rack work, the Luster-On Chromate Plus provides increased uniformity, with a reduction in iridescence. Parts may be handled before drying without damage to the chromate film. Suitable for use in either automatic or manual systems. Luster-On Chromate Plus functions best when used in the final rinse, subsequent rinsing may lessen effectiveness.

 

Luster-On Zincate 2 is a proprietary alkaline zincate concentrate developed to provide superior adhesion of electroplated deposits on aluminum.  Zincate 2 is a liquid, cyanide-free formulation that features ease of make-up and operation.  It is suitable for use under conventional electroplated coatings or may be used as a direct base coat for electroless nickel on aluminum.

 

 

Lacquers, Sealers & Waxes

 

Luster-On Sealer 90C is a water-soluble silicate sealer, which when applied over chromated zinc plate, enhances the corrosion resistance of the chromate film. A fluorescent dye can be incorporated in the sealer to aid in detection of the product on treated parts. The sealer can also be used to reduce the iridescence of chromate films. Both rack and barrel work can be processed through Luster-On Sealer 90C  in either automatic or manual systems. Luster-On Sealer 90C is best applied in the final hot water rinse.

 

Luster-Lac 404 is an aqueous polymeric emulsion designed to form a clear, protective film on metal surfaces. It is particularly well suited to the need for increased corrosion protection over chromate zinc plated surfaces. Luster-Lac 404 dries to a hard, thin, water insoluble barrier providing salt spray and abrasion resistance. Salt spray tests show that over 100 hours to white corrosion can be achieved with Luster-Lac 404 and a blue bright chromate, over 500 hours to white corrosion with 404 and a yellow iridescent chromate. Luster-Lac 404 is applied in the final rinse and can be dried at temperatures up to 400°F. It provides an economical answer to the need for greater corrosion protection on plated and unplated surfaces. Luster-Lac 606 provides similar protection over brass or other metals when a chromate film is not present.

 

Luster-Lac FS is an aqueous acrylic emulsion designed to form a clear, protective film on metal surfaces. It is particularly well suited to the need for increased corrosion protection over chromated zinc plated surfaces. Luster-Lac FS dries to a hard, thin, water insoluble barrier providing salt spray and abrasion resistance. Luster-Lac FS is applied in the final rinse and can be dried in standard drying equipment. It provides an economical answer to the need for greater corrosion protection on plated and unplated surfaces.

 

Luster-Wax 12 is a wax emulsion designed to form a clear, dry lubricant film on metal surfaces. Luster-Wax 12 is applied in the final rinse and can easily be hot air dried in existing drying equipment. The water emulsifiable material is easily and safely diluted and applied to desired film thickness by immersion. Luster-Wax 12 contains an ultraviolet tracer dye that can be used with a fluorescent detector to confirm the presence of the wax film on the parts.

 

 

Luster-On Products, Inc.  54 Waltham Avenue Springfield, MA 01109 USA ,  800-888-2541, 413-739-2541, Fax 413-731-5549