New rust remover paint from PPG

PPG Commercial Coatings has added CFX744 Corrokleen 44 Rust Remover to its Onechoice Commercial universal ancillary brand.

The new addition is an environmentally friendly, low-impact citric acid gel cleaner that PPG says serves as an effective alternative to traditional grinding, sanding, media blasting or harsh chemical methods for the removal of rust and mill scale.

CorroKleen 44 is designed to be used full-strength on rusted or mill-scaled hot-rolled steel or rusted cold-rolled steel, the company says. It is free of phosphates, other strong acids and solvents. Its shear-thinning gel structure also allows easy application through airless spray, chemical-resistant brush and trigger hand sprayers, making it the appropriate choice for use on sensitive equipment or when blasting is not practical, PPG adds.

“By adding CorroKleen 44 to our OneChoice specialty products, PPG is offering applicators an efficient, smart and ecologically favorable alternative to expensive sanding and blasting methods of metal cleaning,” says Steve Podlas, PPG brand manager, Commercial Coatings. “CorroKleen 44 provides significant, practical rust-removal advantages including a gel structure that hangs well on vertical surfaces; it can be applied to tight hard-to-reach areas and can deliver excellent performance on three-dimensional surfaces. This is a product PPG customers will want to consider and ultimately incorporate into their rust removal processes.”

According to Podlas, CorroKleen 44 is exceptional for the removal of rust, heat-treat stains and mill scale. In most cases, rust can be completely removed only two hours after application; mill scale may take slightly longer.

CorroKleen 44 is intended for numerous markets and uses including general metal rust removal, heavy-duty construction equipment, industrial machinery, valves, trailer frames, hot-rolled steel fabrications and equipment that can be sensitive to blast media, the company says.

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