Ball Burnishing Compound 553

Burnishing Compound - 553

Burnishing Compound, Liquid, mildly acidic with good cleaning characteristics. Effective in steel media applications when parts may not be perfectly clean. Contains steel media corrosion inhibitors. The pH is 4.6

Burnishing Compound 553 Description: 

Mildly acidic liquid finishing compound for all metals. Low viscosity, purple color, and a pleasant odor are its physical characteristics. Its pH is 4.5.

Application: RODECO 553 is designed vibratory finish and tumble processes on all metals and plastics. Has been used n application to remove heat treat scale, welding discoloration and paint.


    • Keeps ball mass bright and shiny without frequent flushing and cleaning.

    • Removes shop oils and oxides.

    • Controls in-process corrosion to extend media life.

    • Controlled foam formula for varying water conditions.

    • Biodegradable.

    • Good cleaner and will suspend soils to clean parts.

    • Will bleach parts to attain light and bright part.

liquid finishing compound recommended Dilution:

 One to two ounces per gallon of water with a flow rate of 1 to 1 1/2 gallons per hour per cubic foot of mass. With descaling operations, concentrations of 4 to 6 ounces per gallon of water, but with very low flow rates may be best. In batch systems, 2 to 3 ounces per gallon are required. Concentrations will be higher for very oily parts or short process cycles.

Storage: RODECO 553 will start to separate at temperatures below 45°. If separated or frozen, thaw slowly and stir before using.

Inhibiting: Completely drained steel ball masses may be stored for short periods of time without inhibiting after use. DO NOT use inhibitors containing sodium nitrate with RODECO 553.

Disposal: RODECO 553 is biodegradable and contains no critical materials. To the best of our knowledge, it is safe to flush water solutions of RODECO 553 into sanitary sewer system after adjusting for pH requirement. Please consult your local or state EPA Department to determine the correct disposal method of used finishing fluids.