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GP1 Alkaline Soak/Electro-cleaner

GP1 alkaline cleaner is specially formulated to produce a balanced alkaline cleaning solution which has a variety of metal finishing operations. Normally being used as a cleaner to remove light oils and grease, organic debris, oxides and smuts, it is usually used as part of the pre-plating cleaning process and as such is used before the acid pickle. It can also be used as an electro-cleaner to remove rust etc.


  •    Soak cleaner on: steel, zinc alloy die castings, copper, brass, iron and aluminium.
  •    Electro-cleaner either anodic or cathodic.
  •    Rust and scale removal from steel.
  •    Oxide removal from zinc and aluminium.


Compared to some other alkaline cleaners GP1 is safe to store and use.

GP1 can be used at room temperature 20°C or heated to 80°C and by either soak or electrolytic operation at a range of rates from 20ml/ltr to 200ml/ltr depending on application. It will make up between 6 litres and 60 litres depending on the concentration.

GP1 is economical to use and has a long effective bath life.

Included with the 1 litre bottle GP1 alkaline cleaner is: A user guide which includes a detailed section on electro-cleaning, a 5.5 litre tank with a lid and a safety data sheet.

GP1 can also be used in conjunction with our pre-plating cleaning kit.

Check out our other items which includes zinc, nickel and replica chrome plating kits, dry acid pickle etc.

Note GP1 alkaline cleaner is classed as caustic and should be used in conjunction with the correct personal protective equipment.
Price £10.50 
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