Black F- 1401 is a concentrate, rapid acting, and chemical solution to develop a black antique finish on steel and ferrous metal surfaces at room temperature. The product is a mildly acidic solution containing no Chromates, Sulfides, Cyanides, Caustics or Phenols.
Parts must be free of grease, alkalinity or acid when Black F-1041 is applied. Parts must be thoroughly cleaned and deoxidized prior to blackening. Cleaner 104 is recommended for removing heavy oils and oxidation. Do not use petroleum degreasing solvents that leave a residue on the surface. Rinse thoroughly with over flowing cold water to remove residual cleaners and dust. It is important that alkaline cleaners are completely rinsed off prior to blackening.
IMPORTANT: Triple- S does NOT recommend using any sort of alcohol, solvent, acid or degreaser to clean parts prior to solution application. Cleaner 104 is a great cleaner to ready parts for Black F-1401 or even a powdered cleaner like Ajax or Comet are recommended. Use with a scotch brite pad and medium scrubbing to prepare the part then thoroughly rinse with fresh water.
Black F- 1401 concentrate should be diluted with water- 1 part F-1401 : 5 parts water. A uniform black finish will develop in a period of 10 to 60 seconds. The immersion time can be shortened or lengthened depending on the dilution rate of the solution. Black F-1401 is often too concentrated to use as is and can rust pieces immediately; dilution is necessary.
Clean the surface with Cleaner- 104 & rinse thoroughly with cold water. Apply diluted Black- F-1401 solution with a brush, dip or spray 5-10 seconds & let it react. The desired finish will develop within seconds. Once the desired color has developed, rinse thoroughly with over flowing cold water to stop the chemical reaction. To further stop the reaction, neutralizing is recommended (please refer to data sheet). Dry the piece immediately; leaving water on the piece can cause rusting. It is highly recommended to protect the finish with a clear lacquer (e.g. WSL-55 or AL-70) or even a stronger coating such as a metal appropriate polyurethane.
The information stated herein is based on information and tests we believe to be reliable. The accuracy or completeness thereof is not guaranteed. Since conditions of use are outside our control, user shall, before using, determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and user assumes all risk and liability in connection therewith.