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CHLOR*RID is a unique functional performance product which aids in the removal of chlorides, sulfates, nitrates and other surface reacted soluble salts. CHLOR*RID is recommended for use in a maintenance wash solution to reduce corrosion and as part of surface preparation prior to application of primers or coatings on a variety of surfaces, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, concrete, and others.

What is soluble salt contamination?

Soluble salts, like chlorides, sulfates and nitrates are found on surfaces everywhere – in marine environments or as residue left by chemical compounds, like de-icing salts or industrial emissions. Soluble salts pull moisture from the air, causing protective coatings to fail. They can also cause degradation of the substrate, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, concrete, foam, plastics and others. Left unchecked, the salt contamination corrodes into deep pockets in the substrate, making decontamination more important and challenging. Protective coating failures are costly due to repair and lost productivity, and can be hazardous.

What does CHLOR*RID do?

Removing soluble salts from surfaces prior to applying a protective coating is obviously desirable and important. CHLOR*RID is the easiest, safest and most economical method available for removing soluble salts. CHLOR*RID is added to water and applied to the contaminated surface. The chemicals in the CHLOR*RID solution bond with chloride and sulfate ions, etc removing them from the surface. Then protective coatings can be applied.

  • Water soluble
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-flammable
  • No volatile organic compounds
  • Economical
  • Does not affect coating adhesion
  • Environment and worker friendly
  • No health concerns
  • No certification required for use
How safe is CHLOR*RID?

CHLOR*RID is safe to use and does not pose any health risk when used according to the manufacturer’s directions. NSF International has concluded that CHLOR*RID does not pose a health concern and does not require certification for use. CHLOR*RID can satisfy your most aggressive requirements – simply, safely and economically.


CHLOR*TEST is so complete and easy to use that even the least experienced inspector can get accurate results. Imagine, a field test that is easy to use, yet more reliable than any other method of testing.

CHLOR*TEST was developed for ease of use and to prevent outside and cross contamination. The components are premeasured to ensure accurate results in parts per million and micrograms per square centimetre. In addition, no temperature correction is needed for 5°C to 80°C. F. Field test inspectors around the world will use this innovative product with confidence on virtually any surface at any angle.

The CHLOR*TEST uses a unique patented extract solution, CHLOR*EXTRACT™, to retrieve surface chloride contamination. In the field, this special extract enhances retrieval rates, thereby increasing accuracy. The greater the retrieval rate, the more accurate the test results. CHLOR*TEST is designed to be used on vertical, horizontal or overhead surfaces.


CHLOR*RID is an organic bonding chemical blend which aids in the removal of chlorides, sulfates and surface reacted salts. Contains no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), and is biodegradable.

There are several methods for removing soluble salts, but CHLOR*RID is superior. Abrasive blasting often requires repeated blasting. Some abrasives contain salts and actually deposit trace amounts of soluble salts on surfaces. Other methods require heated, de-ionized water which is not available to most field operations, or use of hazardous chemicals – like phosphoric acid – which requires special handling and disposal. Some methods leave residue that interfere with the adhesion of the protective coating, thus contributing to coating failure. CHLOR*RID is used with any potable water source. Performance is enhanced by using heated water, but is not necessary for the solution to be effective. CHLOR*RID should not be rinsed after use and is biodegradable, non-flammable and contains no volatile organic compounds.

CHLOR*RID is usually added to the water of the pressure washer, usually in a dilution ratio of 1:30 but can be applied by a variety of means: hand cleaning, pressure washing, UHP water-jetting wet abrasive, and vapor/mist blasting methods.

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) inspection by KTA Tator Laboratories established that CHLOR*RID leaves no film or residue after use.

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CHLOR*RID is an key ingredient to any successful anti-corrosion project and ensures that large investments do not go to waste due to poor preparation. Please find below a few selected references from our Global Database intended to show the type of solution and markets in which CHLOR*RID has successfully been used: