[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
Rhodia: Bright-Dip product information
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971