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ZERUST® AxxaClean™ 3048

ZERUST® AxxaClean™ 3048 is a fast-acting rust and tarnish remover. It rapidly removes medium to heavy corrosion, even in cracks and crevices. Cleaned surfaces are free of black-carbon residue and resistant to flash corrosion.


  • Rapidly removes heavy rust and tarnish
  • Inhibits flash corrosion on treated surfaces
  • No VOCs, CFCs, silicones, or heavy metals
  • Does not leave staining or dark carbon residues
  • Cleaned metals are ready to be painted or welded
Product Description

Product Description

ZERUST® AxxaClean™ 3048 industrial rust remover cleans ferrous metals, brass, copper, and various alloys of rust and tarnish. AxxaClean™ 3048 is available in two formulas; immersion and a brush-on gel. Surfaces properly cleaned with ZERUST® AxxaClean™ 3048 are protected from flash-rust or re-tarnishing for several days in a controlled environment. In addition, cleaned and dried items can be immediately painted or welded.

For optimum results, after cleaning with AxxaClean™ 3048, rinse with a solution of AxxaVis™ PX-05AN acid neutralizer and dry thoroughly with filtered compressed air. For corrosion-prone metals such as cast iron, use a ZERUST Axxanol™ or Axxatec™ rust preventative coating or VCI packaging product. AxxaClean™ 3048 industrial rust remover has a pH between 0.5 and 1.5. The product may attack paints, zinc, and galvanized coatings. Test product before use. Use ZERUST® Axxaclean™ 2048 if a less acidic product is needed.



ZERUST®/EXCOR® AxxaClean™ 3048 is sold as a ready-to-use liquid product.

Part Number Quantity Type
350-M-00021PL 5 Gallons Immersion
350-M-00021DR 55 Gallons Immersion
350-M-00022PL 5 Gallons Brush-On
350-M-00022DR 55 Gallons Brush-On