Professional Pickling Services When you Need it

The Pickling Process is a metal finisher cleaning technique that removes oxides from the surface of the metal and eats away at additional impurities, such as trace metals and rust. We follow strict protocols to adhere to the Federal, State, and Local regulations that affect discharge to public sewer systems.

The Pickling Process

High Performance Metal Finishing offers metal pickling processes which involve several procedures. Each step in the process helps improve the surface condition.

Metal Preparation

We remove the weld scale, heat discoloration, morphing, dyes, rust, grease, oils, and other impurities from the part.


We dip your part into an acidic solution (pickle liquor) that is made up from multiple solutions to remove any impurities it may have that could inhibit further processing.


We rinse the part to remove the acid from the surface, clean it to neutralize any acid residue, and apply a final rinse

Clean Room

We place our rack in oil to prevent flash rust from forming before placing it in our clean room to await further fabrication.

Benefits of Pickling

Pickling is a desirable method for prepping metal surfaces and removing rust from structural parts. When done correctly, this process produces a smooth surface that will promote a long paint life.

summary of Pickling Attributes:

  • Eats away Impurities
  • Removes Trace Metals
  • Smooth surface
  • Removes Surface Contamination
  • Maximizes Corrosion Resistance
  • Removes Weld Discoloration
  • Extensive Scale Removal
  • Less deposition of Iron Salts on Surface
  • Cleaner surface
  • Removes Heat Tint


We provide pickling to a multitude of businesses, servicing the industries of:

  • Agriculture
  • Aerospace
  • Alternative Energy
  • Automotive
  • Bio-Pharmaceutical
  • Beverages
  • Brewery
  • Bulk Foods Processing
  • Military Spec
  • Custom Fabrication
  • Dairy
  • Electronic
  • Emission Testing
  • Filtration
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Food Process
  • Furniture
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Reverse Osmosis Industry
  • Robotic Paint System
  • Stainless Steel Fabrication
  • Surgical
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