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ZERUST® AxxaWash™ KF-123

AxxaWash™ KF-123 is a low-foaming, mildly alkaline, high-performance water-based industrial parts washer fluid with flash-rust inhibition.



  • Contains no phosphates, alkylphenol ethoxylates, or boron salts
  • Can be used in ultrasonic, immersion, and spray systems
  • Enhances the effectiveness of rust preventative coatings
  • Low foam above 135°F (57°C)
  • Reduces flash-rust
  • Deactivates common anionic contaminates
  • Not regulated for transport or disposal
  • Mild alkaline cleaner
Product Description

Product Description

ZERUST® AxxaWash™ KF-123 industrial parts washer fluid removes light to medium-duty hydrocarbon soils on ferrous substrates. In addition to cleaning surfaces, it also offers chloride mitigation. Following cleaning, you may rinse and remove AxxaWash™ KF-123 from the metal surface using RO, D/I, or distilled water or left on the metal surface as a dry-in-place industrial parts washer cleaner and flash-rust inhibitor. Alternatively, AxxaWash™ KF-123 cleans and prepares the metal surface for long-term water or solvent-based rust inhibitor/preventative such as ZERUST® Axxanol™ or Axxatec™ product lines. Consequently,  AxxaWash™ KF-123, available as a liquid concentrate, allows for dilution according to the application. Additionally, it does not contain alkylphenol ethoxylates, boron salts, phosphates, or solvents, is non-flammable, and complies with Global Automotive Declarable Substance, TSCA, and RoHS requirements. Furthermore, speak with your ZERUST®/EXCOR® sales representative to obtain your operator guide.

Why Choose ZERUST®?

For over 50 years, beginning with the invention of Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting (VCI) film, ZERUST® has led the market in quality corrosion solution products. Furthermore, we dedicate ourselves to providing expert corrosion management services and further adding solutions for our customers. In addition, ZERUST® users have access to on-site support from ZERUST®/EXCOR® representatives in more than 70 countries. As a result, our customers have peace of mind when they choose ZERUST® for corrosion control management.



ZERUST® AxxaWash™ KF-123 Technical Data Sheet
ZERUST® Industrial Cleaners and Degreasers Brochure


ZERUST®/EXCOR® AxxaWash™ KF-123 Industrial parts washer fluid is sold as a liquid concentration. For further ordering information, contact your ZERUST®/EXCOR® representative.

Part Number Substrate Quantity
350-W-00003PL Ferrous 5 Gallons
350-W-00003DR Ferrous 55 Gallons
350-W-00003TT Ferrous 275 Gallons

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use AxxaWash™ KF-123 with my company’s plant water supply?
What type of tank should I use for AxxaWash™ KF-123 immersion application?
If a higher concentration of AxxaWash™ KF-123 means more cleaning capabilities, can I use higher than 10% concentrations?
Can I use AxxaWash™ KF-123 with non-ZERUST® VCI packaging?
Can I paint onto the part coated with AxxaWash™ KF-123 without removing it?
Can AxxaWash™ KF-123 be applied on a hot metal surface?
Will AxxaWash™ KF-123 affect subsequent heat treatment process (hardening)?
What is the maximum temperature that AxxaWash™ KF-123 bath solution can withstand?
Does AxxaWash™ KF-123 stain metal surfaces?
Can I apply an oil rust preventative onto parts coated with AxxaWash™ KF-123?
What is the best way to remove AxxaWash™ KF-123?
How do I dry the parts after cleaning with AxxaWash™ KF-123?
Can I pack parts coated with AxxaWash™ KF-123 into ZERUST® VCI or plain plastic packaging when they are still wet?
Is spraying or immersion application better for applying AxxaWash™ KF-123?
How long will AxxaWash™ KF-123 protect the parts if stored in my warehouse without additional packaging?
Do I need a circulating pump for the AxxaWash™ KF-123 immersion tank? If so, what flow rate?
Do I need a filter for the AxxaWash™ KF-123 sump tank? If so, what filter size?
Where can I find the Safety Data Sheet for AxxaWash™ KF-123?