INSTRUCTIONS For Manganese, (version modified from the Heavy-Zinc PARKERIZING in LARGE BLACK
may be parkerized. You cannot Parkerize stainless steel, brass, aluminum or any
other non‑ferrous metal.
Color will vary
depending on the metal, condition, finish, hardness, how clean it is, temperature,
which parkerizing you are using, and how you apply it.
All parts to be
parkerized should be sand blasted, glass beaded and/or acid dipped.
(4C or Naval Jelly, 4C removes just the rust and makes parkerizing more uniform, but it leaves a thin coating that fluffs off into the solution, Naval Jelly attacks the metal also). All rust, scale, bluing, corrosion, and oil must
be removed. Once parts are blasted do not touch them with your hands or let
them come in contact with any grease or oil. It is recommended that you wear
rubber (I use blue nitrile) gloves throughout the parkerizing process. Do not
allow recontamination or oxidizing.
Mix Parkerizing Concentrate with
water. Distilled water is the best choice (I get it at my Grocer’s).
Guardian and type “ShooterSolutions Heavy
Zinc”: 16 ounces with 14 quarts of water, or 8 ounces concentrate with 7
quarts of water, etc. (Ratio = 1 (CONCENTRATE)
for every 28 (WATER).
16 ounces with 5 quarts of water, or 1 ounce with 10 ounces of water. etc. (Ratio = 1 (CONCENTRATE)
for every 10 (WATER).
Put mixed solution in a stainless steel, glass, or epoxy
coated container (Not steel or aluminum) that can be heated and heat solution
to 160°F to 200°F. Use a Candy or Equiv. Thermometer that measures to or above
200°F. This should be done outside. A
propane grill works well. CAUTION:
Solution will be VERY HOT. Use proper utensils to place and remove
parts. (Eight inch Tongs work well.) Do not allow solution to come in contact
with skin, eyes or clothes. Wear protective clothing and eye protection. Do not
breath the fumes.
Immediately immerse in Parkerizing Solution. Do not
allow parts to touch each other. Turn parts every three to five minutes or
suspend from a wire hanger again not allowing wire to touch finished surface.
Other tips and techniques on the other sheet.
Parkerize until the
reaction is completely done: 10 to 30 minutes. Leaving parts (Guardian) in
longer will produce a darker color. You may pull the parts out at any time
after ten minutes or when it is done (Guardian), if you are happy with the color,
as long the bubbling stops. You may also immediately put the parts back in if
it is not completely done. However it is not possible to lighten the color,
only darken it. (As the solution weakens, time of Parkerizing will take longer,
until parkerizing will no longer work. When it no longer works, throw out the
now spent-solution and replace).
Caution: For the above step, if it should occur, if parts' fizzing does not stop within the prescribed time -and the part is either Parkerized, as shown by full color, or will not color completely, do not let it sit longer, as etching of the metal will take place - until there is no part left over. In other words if the time frame is not quick, then fizzing for a long period of time = over-doing the metal.
Then thoroughly apply with the “Parkerizing
Neutralizer” with the supplied sprayer – good soaking spray. If spraying, you
will have to rinse the parts first in water (running water or tank) then
immediately spray. Do not let them dry on their own first. Wipe excess
water of the parts, let dry. Re-soak really well again with the neutralizer, no
water, and wipe. Once parts are cool to the touch you may reassemble your
parts. Depending on how much metal is run through the solution it may be reused
several times adding water to retain the volume. (Use a scribe line on
Stainless Container or record distance from top with a ruler.) Solution may be
cleaned before storage with the help of a paint screen.
Storage of used product: Use
Clean “HDPE” Plastic Jugs with high quality lids like used for pre-mixed
Windshield Washer Fluid. Seal well. Use tape if you want to make sure the
lid doesn’t come undone. The neutralizer containers are nylon-lined. See more
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Dec 19, 2003