Bright Dip

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[Rhodia] A brand name for a phosphoric acid metal cleaner. Prior to 2001, Bright Dip was sold for cleaning silver, copper, and bronze. It also acts as a rust inhibitor. Bright Dip will slightly etch the surface of steel, aluminum, and zinc. It is sometimes used prior to painting to aid in paint adhesion. Rhodia purchased Albright & Wilson in 2001, and the resultant product named Bright-Dip product contains concentrated phosphoric acid and is marketed solely for chemical polishing aluminum.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Bight-Dip; DAB; Phosbrite

Additional Information

Rhodia: Bright-Dip product information

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971

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