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Pickle & Oil

Pickling is a metal surface treatment used to remove impurities, such as stains, rust or scale from ferrous metals. Bundles are broken and parts separated and then dipped in a solution which contains strong acids used to remove the surface impurities. It is commonly used to descale or clean steel in various steel making processes. After pickling, a light water soluble rust preventative is applied to slow the rate of rust.

  • A cleaner and smoother surface than shot blasting, to provide a better quality paint application and appearance.
  • Superior surface application for E-Coat and Powder Coat Paint Systems.
  • Clean surface cosmetic consistency; scale and rust free base metal ready for paint, fabrication, plating, etc.
  • Secondary (salvage) steel due to rust can now be reclaimed to near prime condition.

Independence Tube does not pickle in-house, but can arrange to have your items pickle and oiled prior to shipment to you. Contact your Independence Tube Sales Representative for more details and pricing.