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.

As of 2022 the name 'Bright Dip' is commonly used by many companies for metal cleaning products and processes. For example:

Synonyms and Related Terms

Bright-Dip; DAB; Phosbrite

Resources and Citations

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

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