Acid Pickling

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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    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.


    Are you having adhesion issues plating high-carbon, heat-treated steel? Pickle Pal is a non-hazardous inhibitor used in electroplating designed to prevent the attack of acid on the steel substrate. 


    Seeing is believing! View our quick Pickle pal demo video to visibly see the difference as the oxide layer dissolves while the substrate is protected by the acid pickle inhibitor. The end results speak for themselves! 


    Additional Pickle Pal Resources:

    Success Story with Pickle Pal and Roy Metal Finishing

    Products Finishing Magazine Expert Q&A on Adhesion Issues

    Pickle Pal Features & Benefit Sheet


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