Bilt Hamber Deox-Gel 1kg
Rust Removal Gel for Corrosion Protection and Removal
Deox-Gel is a viscous, highly thixotropic, rust remover, designed for corrosion removal on surfaces or objects too large to submerge in a bath of Deox-C. Along with the viscosity builders and preservatives, the active agents in Deox-Gel are harmless, non-toxic and biodegradable.
Abrasive cleaning methods such as grinding, sanding or blast-cleaning will remove sound steel surrounding corroded areas. The risk of grit inclusion resultant from blast-cleaning, has been proven to cause early coating failure, corrosion and mechanical wear.
Slag-based blast cleaning media all contain heavy metals which when used in open-nozzle blast-cleaning equipment give off dust that may contain harmful levels of these elements.
The use of Deox-Gel will eliminate the risk of distortion to thin steel sections, which can result from the blast-cleaning process.
- Thick gel clings to vertical surfaces.
- Non-toxic and safe to use.
- Doesn’t require constant attention – frees-up valuable man-hours.
- Harmless, non-toxic and biodegradable.
- Produces clean bare-metal finish.
- Does not destroy or distort delicate steel.
- Harmless to glass, plastics, aluminium and chrome.
- Eliminates grit embedment – a recognised problem with blast cleaning that can cause premature coating failure.
1) This medium to heavily rusted steel plate has been degreased with a water-based
degreasing agent. Here our Surfex-HD is ideal.
2) Deox-Gel is a thick paste designed to create a deep coating that de-rusts items too
big to soak in a Deox-C bath.
3) Here a brush is used to smooth the Deox-Gel across the rusted surface, although a
spatula or piece of cardboard are excellent to use. The gel MUST remain in a thick even layer; brushing out to a thin coat must be avoided. For very large areas pressure pot spray systems can be used.
4) The applied Deox-Gel is covered with plastic wrap to assist in the retention of moisture heavy corrosion needs a long dwell time and the product must not dry out.
5) After 12 hours undisturbed the plastic film can be removed – the gel has darkened
through corrosion absorption. A steel rule is used to push back the gel layer, demonstrating the effectiveness of Deox-Gel.
6) After a scrub with a stiff plastic-bristled brush and plenty of water the treated area is clean and ready for protection.