Pretreatment

Pickle Inhibitors

Columbia’s PICKLE PAL products provide protection to steel parts to prevent etching or smutting during the acid pickling process. These inhibitors contain a non-film-forming amine that rinses freely for a clean surface prior to plating.

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  • PICKLE PAL™

    A non-hazardous inhibitor for use in hydrochloric and sulfuric acid pickle solutions. Improves the pickle’s ability to remove scale and eliminates smut formation from high carbon steels. Low foaming and prevents etching or surface discoloration from over-pickling.

  • PICKLE PAL™ PLUS

    Similar to PICKLE PAL but with an additional additive to help solubilize residual oils dragged into the pickle solution from the alkaline cleaning tanks.