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Aquaease 2289

Heavy Duty Cleaner & Brightener

“Before switching to Aquaease 2289, we used to clean and then bright dip our small copper and brass parts to get them ready for plating. We have now eliminated the bright dip step by switching to Aquaease 2289.”

Rob Winkky, Plating Engineer at Surface Finish Technologies, Inc.

Hubbard-Hall’s Aquaease 2289 is an organic acidic cleaner and brightener. Applications include soak, ultrasonic and spray, surfaces include aluminum, copper, nickel, and stainless steel alloys. Aquaease 2289, being acidic, has proven to be more effective than traditional alkaline cleaners used for splitting oil and has shown to reduce the build-up of scale in the washing equipment.

What does Aquaease 2289 clean?

  • Forming lubricants
  • Machining oils
  • Light oxidation
  • Scale from metallic parts

Aquaease 2289 Features and Benefits



  • Superior Oil Splitting Abilities
  • Forms Highly Soluble Metal Salts
  • Low Odor
  • Non-Chelated
  • Low Corrosion Rates
  • Removes Oxides and Scales
  • Phosphate Free
  • Extended Bath Life, Reclaim Oil with BTU Value
  • Reduced Scale and Sludge in Washer
  • No toxic fumes
  • Simplifies Waste Treatment
  • Minimizes Over Etching
  • Eliminates Multi-Stage Cleaning Operations
  • Does not Contribute to Eutrophication or BOD/COD levels

Surface Preparation Technical Presentation

Hubbard-Hall’s Senior Technical Service Engineer, Mike Valenti, had the opportunity to present during SUR/FIN 2016 on how to clean, deoxidize, and brighten non-ferrous metals in one step using products including Aquaease 2289, thereby increasing productivity by 60% and possibly reducing waste disposal by thousands of dollars. Download this presentation here for a closer look at how Aquease 2289 can help improve your process by reducing the steps involved.

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Download Aquaease 2289 Product Bulletin