- Sparex is easy to use and long lasting.
- Safe for all types of pickling.
- Comes in a 10 oz. plastic bag.
- Used to come in a canister, but vendor changed packaging.
- New bag is safer for shipping to your home.
Learn how to work with Sparex in a safe manner as well as more about storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill-handling procedures by clicking on the Materials Data Safety Sheet.
Sparex is a granular acid compound that removes firescale from metal after soldering.
- To use Sparex add 1/8 cup (2 Tablespoons) to 1 cup water in a small crock pot. Plug crock pot in on a low temperature. Sparex works when heated. Protect the area using an old cookie sheet or piece of metal.
- Use only copper tongs when touching the pickle. Do not put steel tweezers into the pickle, this will cause the pickle to become a copper plating bath. Everything inside your pickle will come out covered with a thin layer of copper.
- Place the piece of metal with firescale into the crock pot and let sit for about 5 minutes or until the piece is clean.
- Rinse well in a bowl of water with baking soda.
- Do not reuse the crock pot or any of the utensils used for pickling for food use. The crock pot is now your designated pickle pot.
Sparex Pickling Compound
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This works great in cleaning fire scale off torched pieces.
Works great! Be sure to read Lisa's notes - very helpful information.
It could be user error. I have watched the videos, but still have trouble with getting it to work right.