Powder coating preparation

Replace the Zinc Phosphate system with 3-step Picklex® 20 Process for Powder coating …

Comparison of Traditional Zinc Phosphate system with Picklex® 20 Process before Powder coating

Traditional Process: With Zinc Phosphate system



Acid Pickling




Zinc Phosphate


Sealer Rinse

Oven Drying


Powder coating

Picklex® 20 Process: No blasting needed

1) Picklex® 20 Process:Picklex® 20 used at Room/Ambient temperature. Not Re-cycled:

  • Picklex® 20 spray
  • Rinse
  • Oven Dry
  • Powder Coat

2) Picklex® 20 Re-cycled (manual or automated process – Low temperature):

  • Picklex® 20/De-greaser (spray or dipping)
  • Rinse
  • Oven Dry
  • Powder Coat

Complete Surface preparation/Pre-treatment of Flash rusted steel

Eliminate Blasting/Sanding/ Hazardous chemicals for Surface Rust/Mill scale removal and Long-term Indoor Rust protection with Picklex® 20 in One Step…

All Ferrous & Non-ferrous metals

— US EPA Tested/Verified, National Award & Edison Award winner

Performs Complete Surface preparation & Pre-treatment in One Step as follows:

  • removes light mill oil, cutting fluid, surface rust …
  • provides a nano-thicknessconversion coating. Completely converts mill scale on Hot rolled steel and pitted rust to a Conversion coating (no oxidation left on the surface)
  • Seals the coating and stops further oxidation


  • Complete Green Process
  • No Blasting or sanding for new metals including Hot rolled steel with mill scale
  • Completely removes surface rust and converts mill scale and pitted rust to a Conversion coating
  • Provides a rust/contamination free surface with Zero oxidation
  • Does not etch the metal surface, so the surface stays intact
  • Provides years of indoor Rust protection (more than 8 to 10 years)
  • No Rinsing
  • No EPA or OSHA regulation
  • The Picklex® 20 coating does not have to be removed for Welding & Painting
  • Passed over 1500 hours of Salt Spray Test (ASTM B117)
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