Weld cleaning | Monday, 26 February 2024

Stainless steel, with its aesthetic appearance and remarkable corrosion resistance, plays an indispensable role in modern industrial production. However, the very processes that shape it—such as welding and other forms of fabrication—can inadvertently compromise its protective layer. As a result, stainless steel becomes vulnerable to rust, discoloration, and oxidation.

Enter Pickle ‘N’ Clean – our patented solution that combines pickling and passivation in a single and unique 2-in-1 formula. It tackles heat tint discoloration, iron contamination, and oxidation with remarkable efficiency, making your weld cleaning process faster, safer, and more enjoyable.

Key Features and Benefits

Effective Removal

In a single application, Pickle ‘N’ Clean swiftly removes heat tint discoloration and free iron contamination from stainless steel surfaces. Say goodbye to unsightly stains and imperfections.

Homogenous Passivation

When applied, Pickle ‘N’ Clean encourages homogenous passivation. This process enhances the stainless steel’s corrosion resistance, ensuring longevity and performance.

Environmentally Friendly

Pickle ‘N’ Clean is an advanced water-based paste. It’s biodegradable and free of hydrofluoric acid (HF) and nitric acid. You can achieve excellent results without compromising the environment.

Easy Application

Whether you’re working on a small project or a large industrial surface, Pickle ‘N’ Clean is fume-free and easy to apply. Use a brush or sprayer, depending on the size of the area to be treated.

Extended Dwell Times

Unlike some harsh chemicals, Pickle ‘N’ Clean is safe for extended or long-term use on surfaces. It won’t pit, discolor, corrode, or harm the healthy metal.

Non-Dangerous Goods

As a non-dangerous goods product, Pickle ‘N’ Clean is hassle-free for shipping and storage. No special handling is required.

Eliminating Mechanical Methods

Say goodbye to labor-intensive mechanical methods. Pickle ‘N’ Clean eliminates the need for grinding, sanding, or other abrasive techniques that can release dangerous hexavalent chrome particles into the air.

Regulatory Compliance

Pickle ‘N’ Clean complies with the highest levels of regulation. It not only improves the condition of stainless steel but also contributes to a safer work environment.

Pickle 'N' Clean Pickling Test

To showcase the effectiveness of the new formula, our experts conducted thorough testing on various types of stainless steel welds. Suffice it to say, the results speak volumes.

pickling test
Before | After
Before | After

The Process - How to use Pickle 'N' Clean

Applying Pickle ‘N’ Clean to your stainless steel surface is straightforward and effective.

Follow these simple steps for optimal results:

  1. Degrease the Weld:

    Begin by ensuring that the weld area is free from any grease, oil, or contaminants. You can use our N5 liquid to degrease the surface. 
  2. Wipe with a Microfiber Cloth:

    Use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe the surface. Ensure that any residue or excess neutralizer is removed.
  3. Apply Pickle ‘N’ Clean:

    Apply Pickle ‘N’ Clean to the weld area. Follow the recommended application method (liquid or paste) based on your preference.
  4. Wait 60-90 Minutes:

    Allow Pickle ‘N’ Clean to work its magic. The pickling process will remove heat tint discoloration and iron contamination.
  5. Rinse the Steel Surface:

    After the specified time, thoroughly rinse the steel surface with water. Make sure all residues are washed away.

Remember to follow safety precautions and product instructions during the entire process. 

Click below to access detailed instructions on how to use Pickle ‘N’ Clean on your welds:

How to Purchase

Pickle ‘N’ Clean is available in two convenient versions: liquid and paste. Both options deliver exceptional effectiveness, and you can easily find them in our webshop.

Whether you prefer the fluidity of the liquid version or the versatility of the paste, rest assured that your stainless steel maintenance needs are covered!

pickle n clean weld cleaning and passivation paste

Need More Information?

If you need further details about Pickle ‘N’ Clean and its properties, feel free to contact us via phone or email.

Our team is ready to assist you with any inquiries you may have. 


 +45 43 46 20 10  |  sales@cougartron.com