Etching magnesium with MultiEtch

Magnesium sheets and ingots. By Mark Fergus, CSIRO (CC BY 3.0).

Magnesium sheets and ingots. By Mark Fergus, CSIRO (CC BY 3.0).

How to etch magnesium with Multi-Etch

Etch rates for magnesium using Multi‑Etch
ProcessEtch time (minutes)Etch depth (inches)Surface change
135°F regular strength30.001Chalky white smut

Step-by-step guides on etching with Multi-Etch

The guides below demonstrate etching with titanium, but the order of steps are the same for etching magnesium.

Tips and tricks when etching with Multi-Etch

Ordering Multi-Etch

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