Instructions come with your kit. These are here in case those are miss-placed.
▬ INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALLEGHENY ARSENAL PARKERIZING▬
PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE STARTING TO USE PRODUCT.
Only carbon steel may be parkerized. You cannot parkerize stainless steel, brass, aluminum or any other non-ferrous metal; these materials will contaminate the solution. All parts to be parkerized should be sandblasted or glass beaded (use clean blast media). All rust, scale, bluing and oil must be removed. Once parts are blasted do not touch them with your hands or let them come in contact with any grease or oil. It is recommended that you wear rubber gloves throughout the parkerizing process.
Mix Allegheny Arsenal MANGANESE Parkerizing Concentrate with water: 16 ounces with 14 quarts of water or 8 ounces concentrate with 7 quarts water, etc. (Ratio: 1 (concentrate) to 28 (water)). Distilled water is the best choice. (For ZINC mix Parkerizing Concentrate with water: 16 ounces with 12.5 quarts of water or 8 ounces concentrate with 6.25 quarts water, etc. (Ratio: 1 (concentrate) to 25 (water)).
Make sure all crystals in bottom of bottle are mixed back into solution. MIX WELL! Put mixed solution in a stainless steel or glass container (not steel or aluminum), that can be heated, and then heat solution to 175ºF to 200ºF. (Use a candy thermometer or similar device.) This should be done outside. A propane grill works well.
Clean the parts with Allegheny Arsenal Parkerizing Cleaner/Degreaser to remove all traces of oil residue. Heavy grease may require a pre-cleaning with a high vapor solvent such as Acetone or M.E.K… Rinse well in hot water to remove all traces of cleaner/degreaser and immediately immerse in Allegheny Arsenal Parkerizing Solution. Do not allow parts to touch each other. Turn parts every three to five minutes or suspend from a stainless wire hanger, again not allowing wire to touch a finished surface.
CAUTION: Solution will be VERY HOT. Use the proper stainless steel utensils to place and remove parts. Do not allow solution to come in contact with skin, eyes or clothes. Wear protective clothing and eye protection. Do NOT breathe the fumes.
Usually 10 to 20 minutes will produce a dark gray military finish, leaving parts in longer will produce a charcoal black color. You may pull the parts out at any time after ten minutes if you are happy with the color. You may also immediately put the parts back in if you wish a darker color; however, it is not possible to lighten the color, only to darken it.
Once you are satisfied with the color, remove the parts from the solution and flush with warm water. Then liberally apply Allegheny Arsenal Parkerizing Neutralizer with the supplied sprayer. Once parts are cool to the touch you may reassemble them. Depending on how much metal is run through the solution, it may be reused several times, adding water to retain the volume.
CAUTION: Parkerizing Concentrate contains Phosphoric Acid. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. If swallowed DO NOT induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately. Keep away from children. Dispose of Parkerizing residue according to local and federal laws.
CAUTION: Parkerizing Cleaner/Degreaser contains Methyl Alcohol. Poison! Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame. If swallowed DO induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately. Keep away from children.
CAUTION: Parkerzing Neutralizer contains Petroleum Distillates. Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame. If swallowed DO NOT induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately. Keep away from children
For emergency information related to hazardous materials in an accident
call Chemtrec at: 1-800-424-9300
ALLEGHENY ARSENAL, INC.
PO Box 133 Custer City, PA 16725 Phone: 1-814-362-2642 Fax: 1-814-362-7356 E-mail: [email protected]