Metal Surface Treatment System for
Deep Surface Decontamination
CleanWirx deeply & uniformly eradicates contaminants to neutralizes reactive sites that cause rust, ensuring coatings (& the infrastructure they protect) won't fail on your watch.
WHAT CLEANWIRX IS
A groundbreaking approach to surface preparation proven to optimize coating performance, CleanWirx cleans, passivates and decontaminates metal surfaces and weld sites to allow coatings to bond strongly and seamlessly with substrates. Coatings are continuously at risk from under-coating attack by corrosion reactive sites that exist within metal surfaces. CleanWirx eliminates the elements those corrosion reactive sites, thus virtually obliterating that key vulnerability.
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) confirms that ‘clean’ metal not treated with CleanWirx retains corrosion generating materials even after conventional surface preparation. CleanWirx removes such microcontaminants, interference materials and corrosion reaction sites. Comparing conventional surface prep ‘cleaned’ metal vs. CleanWirx treated metal via SEM provides clear empirical evidence demonstrating an astonishing improvement in substrate condition attributable to the implementation of the CleanWirx system.
WHAT CLEANWIRX IS NOT
CleanWirx is not a film former or inhibitor. Film formers and inhibitors for metal surfaces are inexpensive chemical products that attempt to maintain the visual appearance of "clean” steel by retarding flash rusting through the dilution of some, and the insulation of all, surface contaminants. They create a false positive by temporarily masking the very failure mechanisms that will eventually cause the coating system to fail, which is why many asset owners as well as coating manufacturers are abandoning their use altogether. In addition to leaving zero residue and zero film on metal to interfere with coating adhesion, CleanWirx goes well beyond visual clean to decontaminate and vastly improve the condition of substrates prior to coating.
It is recognized that a direct correlation exists between the depth and reliability of metal surface preparation and protective paint or coating performance and longevity. Painting or coating over a contaminated surface is like putting a band-aid over dirty skin; you can put on the best protection but it probably won't stay on, and it definitely doesn't address what's festering underneath. Measures like film-formers and inhibitors only mask symptoms of corrosion.
CleanWirx eradicates corrosion and removes corrosion-generating contaminants, soluble salts and biofilm to prevent corrosion from forming under protective coatings. Professional depend on CleanWirx decontamination to improve the condition of metal surfaces and optimize paint /coating bonding in one streamlined, continuous process. No reblasting, no dehumidification, no pickling, no inhibitors, no residue. CleanWirx surface preparation removes interference materials for easier, more effective welding, relieving puddling/porosity issues even in the field.
Environmentally benign CleanWirx creates an unsurpassed level of clean for metals, going beyond "acceptable levels" to attain truly clean, corrosion-free metal surfaces.
CLEANWIRX for New Construction / Fabrication
CLEANWIRX expedites new steel construction by removing mill scale efficiently and easily so that blasting time and blast media usage are greatly minimized.Plus, It removes contaminants and surface reactive sites from uncoated surfaces of stainless steel or high alloy vessels and piping, improving appearance and reducing risk of stress corrosion cracking.
DEFEAT CORROSION in
3 EASY STEPS:
CLEAN IMPURITIES FROM METAL
REMOVE RUST & STABILIZE SURFACE
GET LONG LASTING COATING RESULTS
NO ACID WASH/CLEANING
NO RESIDUE, NO FILM
CLEANWIRX: in the field
CLEANWIRX improves welding by removing reactive sites and other contaminants that negatively affect puddling and weld porosity. It removes weld flame residue and other surface contamination after welds have cooled. Unlike Zinc, It doesn't create or emit toxic 'weld fumes.
CLEANWIRX 101 VIDEO. Learn about CLEANWIRX. How is it different? Why is it better? See real-life success stories.
DEFEAT CORROSION VIDEO. Brief introduction to the benefits and features of CleanWirx.
Infrastructure Construction & Repair
Equipment & Storage Tanks
Pipes, Gates, Culverts, Fencing
Fish Ladders, Sluice Gates, Railings
Marinas & Ports
Waterworks & Treatment Facilities
Municipal Facilities & Sheds
Oil & Gas
Ships & Railcars
Vehicles & Equipment
Ladders & Catwalks
Posts, Fences & Towers
Railings, Stairways & Ladders
Equipment & Tools
Metal Fabrication & Repair
Distribution & Yards
Home & Agriculture
Metal Roofing & Gutters
Tractors &Field Equipment
Wheelbarrows & Yard Equipment
Sports & Recreation
Guns & Ammo Boxes
ATVs & Motorcycles
Metal Camping Gear
Energy Industry Leaders Depend on CleanWirx
Pro Tip: Add CleanWirx to wet blasting slurry mix for decontamination that holds the blast AND prepares an optimally receptive surface for maximum coating adhesion, performance and consistency.recommended dwell times, has no detrimental effect on galvanized, inorganic zinc coating or thermal spray metal coatings.
CLEANWIRX provides applicator training and on-site technical service on an as-needed basis. In most instances there is no charge for such as-needed-training and technical service. Customer initiated, paid technical service is available on request. Contact Rugged Coatings for more details.