Branson LRS Liquid Rust Stripper Concentrate / CPN-955-008

Branson Liquid Rust Stripper, mixed in a concentration of 4 to 8 ounces per gallon of water, used for derusting and descaling of ferrous metals, degreasing, paint stripping, mold cleaning, will attack active metals like aluminum and magnesium

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SKU: LRS-955-008


Branson LRS Liquid Rust Stripper Concentrate is a double-chealated, highly caustic, non-foaming cleaner and degreased.

Branson Liquid Rust Stripper used for de-rusting and de-scaling of ferrous metals. It is also used for paint stripping and general heavy degreasing. It is not appropriate for cleaning reactive metals like aluminum or zinc. Applications for this aggressive cleaner include: injection mold cleaning, removal of non-pitted rust deposits from ferrous metal, removal of carbonaceous soils from internal combustion engine parts, and the cleaning of food processing equipment.

Branson LRS is mixed with COOL water in a concentration of 4 to 8 ounces per gallon and can be used at temperatures ranging from 160 to 180 degrees F (72 to 93 degrees C). Optimum cleaning performance is achieved at higher temperatures.

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Usage Information


Do not use alcohol, gasoline, bleach, mineral acids, solutions with a flash point, semi-aqueous or combustible liquids in ultrasonic tanks, or you will void the warranty. Only use non-flammable solutions and water-based solutions.


Water-based solutions can be either slightly acidic or alkaline. They include detergents, soaps and industrial cleaners designed to remove specific soils.

Acidic water-based solutions: remove rust, tarnish or scale, They range from mild solutions that remove tarnish, to concentrated, inhibited acidic solutions that remove investment plaster, milk-stone, zinc oxide and rust from steel and cast iron as well as smut and heat-treat scale from hardened steel.

Alkaline water-based solutions: remove oil, grease, coolants, waxes, including carbonates, silicates and caustics. These cause emulsifying action, which keeps soil from redepositing on the cleaned surface, and improves cleaning action in hard water.

Change the cleaning solution periodically. Cleaning solutions can become contaminated with suspended soil particles which coat the tank bottom. This coating dampens the ultrasonic action and reduces cleaning efficiency. Certain solutions will cavitate better than others.

Heat and cavitation increases the chemical activity of cleaning solutions. Some materials may be damaged by this stronger chemical action. When in doubt, test run samples of items to be cleaned.

Caustic solutions: used to remove rust from steels, metal alloy corrosion and a variety of tenacious soils.


Solution amounts may vary. The amount you use depends on the detergent and the type of soil to be removed. Follow instructions on the solution container and refer to the next tab's table for the effects of solutions on metals.


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Solution Effects on Metals