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Aluminum Finishing Pretreatment

Whether wet painting or powder coating, Chemetall Aluminum Finishing pretreatments provide superior corrosion resistance and added cosmetic value.

Chemetall has historically been a leader in aluminum cleaning and pretreatment. We offer you a premium process along with the superb customer service you have come to rely on. Our proven chemistries give you:

  • Superior bath life
  • Outstanding cleaning and rinsability
  • Exceptional surface finish uniformity
  • Excellent corrosion protection
  • Durable corrosion protection to industry standards

Chemetall Aluminum Finishing Pretreatment Solutions

  • Gardo Clean — Alkaline cleaning
  • Gardacid — Acid cleaning, light etching, deoxidize, desmut
  • Gardo Etch — Alkaline and acid etch
  • Gardobond X — High performance non chrome coatings prior to paint/powder
  • Gardobond C — High performance chrome coatings prior to paint/powder

Pretreatment Highlight

Eliminate chrome phosphate, chrome III or Chrome VI coatings and instead utilize Gardobond X 4707 E18 with this high performing non-chrome treatment for aluminum extrusions and components. This one component process serves as a no rinse pre-treatment performinging exceptionally well when paired with powder or liquid paint. Aluminum profiles treated with Gardobond X 4707 E18 meet the specifications of AAMA, both Qualicoat, and GSB.

Please note: Chemetall's product portfolio offers many specialized formulas and additive materials to meet your company's specific performance requirements.


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