Acid Cleaning MetalAcid Cleaning Metal with Ranex Rustbuster

Ranex Rustbuster is an ideal product for acid cleaning metal as it chemically destroys rust and other stains. It dissolves and cleans off bore water, rust and mineral stains from most internal and external surfaces – toilets, baths, basins, windows, walls, boats & other non-porous surfaces.

Simply apply Ranex, allow a few minutes to work & then wipe or hose off without letting it dry.

Some deep seated stains may need further applications and aggitation with a brush or light scourer. Spot testing is recommended on paintwork & tinted gel-coat.

Find out more about Ranex Rustbuster here.

Acid Cleaning ConcreteAcid Cleaning Concrete: Saturate the concrete area to be treated with water but do not allow to pond on the surface.

For lightly affected areas apply diluted Bondall Efflorescence Stain Remover 1:1 with water and work in with a stiff brush. Allow to stand for 2-5 minutes before washing down thoroughly with water. Do not allow this product to dry fully on the surface before washing down.

On badly affected areas you can apply Bondall Efflorescence Stain Remover undiluted. However, a second application may be required with a diluted solution of Bondall Efflorescence Stain Remover 1:1 with water.

Acid Cleaning Concrete Precautions

Please be aware that some oxide-coloured concrete may be affected with neat application. When applying near lawns and gardens, be careful not to splash onto plants. Do not allow this product to splash onto aluminium or metal surfaces. Should this happen, immediately flood the area with water to neutralise Efflorescence Stain Remover.

Ensure adequate ventilation during use.

On vertical brick surfaces, try to avoid contact with mortar joints. It is important to saturate these joints with water. Thoroughly rinse the surface after application.

Apply Bondall Efflorescence Stain Remover in manageable sections i.e. 1m² at a time.

Acid etching of concrete

Acid etching will remove the weak, milky layer of cement dust, lime and sand fines that can rise to the surface with over-wet concrete, poor curing or over-trowelling. It involves allowing the reaction of a diluted solution of hydrochloric acid to the concrete surface, then rinsing off with water. The acid will chemically react with the surface, and will dissolve it, allowing it and other water-soluble contaminants to be washed away. By removing the top layer, coatings can firmly adhere to sound concrete giving much longer service life.

10 Uses of Hydrochloric Acid

Did you know that the human stomach contains Hydrochloric Acid?  It is found in Gastric Acid which is a key part of the human digestive system.  Gastric Acid works by activating digestive enzymes in the stomach which help to break down food contents.
The stomach itself is protected from damage by a secretion of a thick layer of mucous and by a hormone called secretin which acts as a neutralising buffer.  Cells in the stomach and small intestine produce bicarbonate which also acts as a buffer and neutralises any potential damaging effects of the acid.
In some people, these mechanisms don’t work properly and they may suffer from indigestion, heartburn or have a peptic ulcer.  Such people may need the help of antacids to neutralise the Gastric Acid in the stomach.
Hydrochloric Acid is a strong mineral acid.  It is highly corrosive and is used in a wide range of industrial processes.

Here are 10 uses of Hydrochloric Acid:-
1. To ‘pickle’ steel.  This is a process whereby rust and scale is removed from steel sheet or coil with the use of a dilute solution of Hydrochloric Acid.  The metal can then be processed
2. To manufacture organic compounds such as Vinyl Chloride and Dichloroethane which are used to produce PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride)
3. To regulate the pH level in a wide range of manufacturing and treatment processes including the production of drinking water, pharmaceuticals, beverages and foods
4. In the processing of additives for the food industry including fructose, citric acid and hydrolyzed vegetable protein
5. To produce inorganic compounds for water treatment including drinking water and waste water
6. To neutralise the water in swimming pools making it safe for bathers
7. To regenerate ion exchangers
8. To process leathers in the tanning industry
9. To purify common salt
10. In North Sea oil production where it is used to facilitate oil well acidizing

Hydrochloric Acid varies in strength.  If you are working with this chemical you must read the MSDS provided before starting a job.  Always wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including approved eye protection, compatible safety gloves, safety boots and safety coveralls.  Concentrated Hydrochloric Acid should be handled under fume extraction.  This chemical is also known as Muriatic Acid or Spirits of Salt.  It is commonly referred to by its chemical formula HCl.

 

from our friends at The Chemical Blog

Removing Lime Scale With Hydrochloric AcidOne of the most difficult materials to remove from porcelain and tile is Lime scale. This is caused by hard water creating a chalky white substance that can build up in your toilet, shower, sinks and pipes. Removing the heavier deposits will require the use of strong chemicals such as hydrochloric acid. The website eHow has produced an article explaining the best way to use Hydrochloric acid for removing lime scale. Read about it here.

common uses for Hydrochloric AcidWhen used with safely in mind, Hydrochloric acid has many common household applications. The website eHow has produced an article highlighting the many common uses for Hydrochloric acid in and around the home. Read about them here.

The most recent addition to Bondall Acid Solutions range is the widely used and popular Hydrochloric Acid. Quickly becoming the core of the range, it has provided us with the great need to reflect the right details, application techniques and safety when using acid around your home and with your building and renovating projects.

Acid Solutions

Uses

  • Acid Etching
  • To regulate the pH level in a wide range of manufacturing and treatment processes including the production of drinking water, pharmaceuticals, beverages and foods
  • In the processing of additives for the food industry including fructose, citric acid and hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • To produce inorganic compounds for water treatment including drinking water and waste water
  • To neutralise the water in swimming pools making it safe for bathers
  • To process leathers in the tanning industry
  • To purify common salt

Acid Solutions Safety

With Bondall’s Acid Solutions we will 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 Acid Solutions.

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Bondall Efflorescence Stain Remover is a phosphoric acid based product designed to remove the unsightly white stains (calcium carbonate) that appear on brickwork, pavers, concrete work and rammed earth blocks prior to sealing with Bondall Clear Paving Sealer or Bondall Natural Finish Waterproofing Sealer.

It can also be used as an etching agent for concrete prior to coating the surface.

Features and Benefits of Efflorescence Stain Remover

  • Easy to apply and use
  • Fast acting
  • Doubles as an etching agent for concrete
  • Customer gets value for money.
Efflorescence stain remover

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Ranex Rustbuster converts rust from a detrimental oxide to a beneficial phosphate of iron, chemically destroying any rust present and leaving the surface in a suitable condition for painting when completely dry.

Features and Benefits of Ranex Rustbuster

  • Pentrates to chemically destroy rust
  • Removes surface rust
  • Cleans and polishes chrome, brass, copper etc.
  • Dissolves & cleans off rust and borewater stains
  • Cleans boats

Bondall’s Ranex Rustbuster is designed for the following purposes:

  • Rust Conversion
  • Surface Rust/ Tarnishing
  • Stain Remover/ Cleaner
Ranex Rustbuster

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