Wet Acid Stripping

Panacol-USA’s temporary UV masking materials for acid stripping, plating, and anodizing are formulated to resist prolonged immersion in heated solutions of acids, degreasers, chemical stripping agents, and plating baths. These masks provide dependable, edge-to-edge surface protection, minimizing rework and scrap costs.

Most Panacol-USA masking materials for acid stripping, plating, and anodizing are removable by peeling. Removal can be accomplished at room temperature, but the peeling process can be accelerated by incorporating a hot water dip/rinse prior to peel. Elevating the temperature of the peelable masks causes them to become more elastic and easier to remove.

For ultimate protection, Panacol-USA has created a selection of super-high adhesion plating/anodizing masks. The most practical removal method for these masks is incineration. This limits their use to components made from nickel alloys (super alloys), and any other materials that can withstand high temperature processes. Suitable applications include processing landing gear, turbine blades, vanes, stators, nozzles, and transitions. Panacol-USA high adhesion masks also provide protection during machining operations, including milling and grinding. The mask and component can be machined as one, assuring maximum surface protection.

Once the processing is completed, the masking materials can be burned-off at temperatures in the range of 900°F to 1200°F. Quite often, the incineration process can be combined with an existing heat treating operation for maximum process efficiency. Component surfaces are residue-free after mask removal, and ready for the next operation.

Multiple viscosities of each mask are available to accommodate various dispense methods which can include dip, spray, or hand application. The masks are offered with a color additive to provide surface contrast for better visibility of coverage during dispensing and removal.

Specially formulated adhesives from Panacol-USA are resistant to chemical and acid fluids, making them the perfect solution for wet acid stripping 

View the masking materials listed below for a possible candidate for your application. Please contact Panacol-USA to confirm your product selection and to secure additional application assistance, including samples and process recommendations. In the event that these standard products do not satisfactorily address your performance requirements, Panacol-USA will investigate other solutions that include development of masking material specifically tailored to the complexity of your application.
 

Mask material Application Viscosity [mPas] Base Curing* Properties
Vitralit® MASK 20101 UV mask for metal finishing
wet acid stripping
10,000-40,000 acrylate UV
VIS
secondary heat cure
fast curing
easy handling
Vitralit® MASK 20102 UV mask for metal finishing
sandblasting mask
wet acid stripping
masks for orthopedic devices
7,000-15,000 acrylate UV
VIS
shear thinning
elastic
fast curing
easy handling
pink color
Vitralit® MASK 20102-G UV mask for metal finishing
sandblasting mask
wet acid stripping
masks for orthopedic devices
60,000-90,000 acrylate UV
VIS
flexible
fast curing
easy handling
green color
Vitralit® MASK 20105 UV mask for metal finishing
Wet acid stripping
Vitralit® MASK 20108 UV mask for metal finishing
wet acid stripping
7,000-9,000 acrylate UV
VIS
secondary heat cure
brushable
thixotropic
fast curing
easy handling

*UV = 320 - 390 nm          VIS = 405 nm

To download the technical datasheets (TDS) please click on the adhesive name.