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Water Soluble Anti-Corrosion Protection

Water Soluble Anti-Corrosion Protection

Water Soluble Anti-Corrosion Protection

Hello all,

I am wondering if such a thing existed as a water soluble metal protection compound as a replacement for the lanolin or mineral oil protectants currently widely in use in saw mills etc. today.

I would like to use this type of product on unclad aluminium with the ability to wash it off using aqueous alkaline degreasing techniques or, ideally; water alone. The parts would instantly then be dried and processed.

Is such a protection medium available does anyone know?

Many thanks in advance for any guidance you can give.

With best regards,


RE: Water Soluble Anti-Corrosion Protection

There is a huge variety of water-based rust preventives available for use with metals.  Alkaline cleaning is usually performed, but some may be able to be removed with just hot water.  Perform a google search using rust preventive.

RE: Water Soluble Anti-Corrosion Protection

Lots of such products:
"BioCorr Rust Preventative is a waterbased, biodegradable rust preventative that is intended for preservation of metals in storage and during transportation..."

Don't use alkaline cleaners on aluminum; they etch it. Cleaning solutions up to pH 9.5 may be used if they contain an anti-etching additive such as silicate.  

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