Nitty-Gritty’s Clinox line, born for weld
cleaning on stainless steel, is the most
complete, most advanced range of pickling
machines available today in the world. By
drawing on their inverter technology, all
Clinox machines can control the fl ow of
current. This ensures optimal working
conditions, on any type of surface, and
avoids irreparable damage to the stainless
All Clinox machines ensure the best result
without wasting time because they can
both pickle and passivate. Pickling means
removing ferric oxide - the typical blue or
bronze-brown colour - thus protecting the
steel’s shiny look and avoiding corrosion.
Passivation is the restoration of the
chromium oxide layer that protects the
stainless steel from corrosion.
The process of weld polishing needs
particular care when treating steel with
special fi nishing. There are mainly two
reasons that make the polishing process so
relevant: the need to uniform the surface
of the stainless steel after the pickling,
and the need to favour and improve the
process of steel passivation.
Neutralization stops the action of the
pickling agent, neutralizing its effects and
avoiding rings. To do this, the Inox Fit liquid
is sprayed after pickling and polishing .
This liquid has higher surface tension than
water and guarantees a perfect fi nishing
on every kind of steel and on the whole