Removing Color with Multi-Etch

 

Titanium

After anodizing, the left half and top of this piece were covered with tape. The whole piece was then dipped in Multi-Etch to remove the color on the right half.

After anodizing, the left half and top of this piece were covered with tape. The whole piece was then dipped in Multi-Etch to remove the color on the right half.

Removing color with Multi-Etch works much faster when the Multi-Etch is heated 120-150ºF.

If you simply went past the target color you can dip the piece in heated Multi-Etch and it will work backward through the colors. Be sure to rinse as soon as you see the color you want.

If the color is uneven and you want to start over, etch time will be longer than when you etched the raw metal. Just keep etching until the color disappears.

Etch times for erasing high voltage colors will be longer than erasing low voltage colors.

For regular strength heated Multi-Etch, removing high voltage colors will take about 1.5 - 3 minutes.

For double strength room temperature Multi-Etch (that has previously been heated 120-150ºF one time,) erasing high voltage colors will take about 15 minutes. The time can be reduced to about 5 minutes in unused double strength solution that is at least several months old.


Niobium

In Multi-Etch heated 120-150ºF erasing high voltage colors will take about 10 minutes.

Room temperature Multi-Etch, even if it has been heated one time, will take days to remove color from niobium.


We hope these steps helped you use our amazing product! If you had any issues please check out our Frequently Asked Questions or feel free to email us at Info@ReactiveMetals.com or Info@MultiEtch.com with any concerns.