Industrial Metal Cleaning for Aluminum

Neutral and Alkaline

Alkaline and neutral metal cleaners are best suited for oil and grease removal. Hubbard-Hall offers both liquid and powdered formulations that can be matched to the substrate and soil being cleaned.

Aluminum Cleaning: Soak/Ultrasonic for Neutral and Alkaline

Almet B Moderately alkaline, silicated, heavy duty, non-etching soak cleaner, for aluminum alloys, and other non-ferrous metals. Almet B has been formulated to clean fabrication lubricants, shop soils, and identification inks without attacking aluminum.
Aquaease™ PL 72 A16 A mildly alkaline, phosphate containing, water soluble, liquid cleaner for application in either a spiral spray or spiral/scoop washer for cleaning ferrous metals, copper, brass alloys, aluminum alloys and nickel clad stock.
Aquaease™ S 188 NE A water soluble, borate containing, non-silicated, phosphate free, non-etch, mildly alkaline soak cleaner for aluminum, aluminum alloys, and alclad stock. Aquaease™ S 188 NE is formulated to remove stenciling inks, fabrication oils, and shop dirts without etching the aluminum.
Aquaease™ SAL A liquid soak cleaner for aluminum alloys, which contains a unique blend of biodegradable surfactants and a mild inhibited acid. Aquaease™ SAL has excellent rinsing properties creating a water-break free surface.
Aquaease™ SL 80 A liquid, moderately alkaline, phosphate and chelator-free soak cleaner, for non-ferrous metals and ferrous metals. Aquaease™ SL 80 was developed for cleaning chlorinated and sulfurized oils from most metals.
Lusterclean™ 40 LF A mildly alkaline, low foam, water soluble, liquid cleaner developed for cleaning ferrous metals, copper, brass alloys, stainless steels, aluminum, nickel coated stock and nickel alloys in either a soak cleaning, agi-dip soak operations, or spiral washer. Excellent choice for particulate and smut removing when using ultrasonic cleaning equipment. Click here for video demonstration


Acid metal cleaners consist of primarily liquid inorganic and/or organic acids in combination with synthetic detergents and corrosion inhibitors. Many contain sequestering/chelating agents to facilitate scale and oxide removal.

Aluminum Cleaning: Soak/Ultrasonic for Acid

Acid Brite 40 A phosphoric acid cleaner and deoxidizer for aluminum and stainless steel surfaces. It contains a blend of inorganic acids, surfactants and solvents to remove heavy soils quickly and effectively. It may also be used to descale steel surfaces.
Mi-Clean™ 24

A high-strength, liquid phosphoric acid cleaner concentrate composed of a blend of acid, solvent, surfactants and chelators designed to accomplish in one step, the cleaning and preparation of a variety of metal surfaces prior to blackening, phosphating and chromating.