Before you blacken metal, it should be prepared for the subsequent treatment with the conditioner. During this pre-treatment, you lightly etch the metal surface. Conditioning increases the effectiveness of the burnishing, as the surface adhesion is significantly improved. Especially steels containing chrome benefit from a visibly better result from the pre-treatment.
When conditioning, please note that it is a highly corrosive liquid that can cause severe burns on the skin or serious eye damage. For this reason, only work with appropriate protective clothing and goggles.
The first step is to thoroughly clean and degrease the item. Remove all foreign particles such as scale or oxide. After degreasing, do not touch the item with bare hands as this will deposit skin grease on the metal surface.
Place or hang the object in the conditioner, after a short time gas bubbles will form, now leave the object in the conditioner for another 5-30 minutes. Then remove the item and rinse it briefly with water before starting the burnishing process.
This pre-treatment is suitable for all Dr. Galva burnishing.
Marking of the mixture:
(contains sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, potassium hydrogen difluoride)
Signal word: Danger
H290 May be corrosive to metals.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye Damage.
P102 Keep out of reach of children.
P103 Read carefully and follow all instructions.
P260 Do not breathe dust/vapours/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P301+P330+P331 IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water or shower.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P501 Dispose of contents/container according to regional/national regulations. Do not discard with household waste.