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ZERUST® Axxatec™ DA-23C

ZERUST®/EXCOR® Axxatec™ (Dual-Action) DA-23C is a water-based, low or no foam, liquid concentrate rust preventative and light-duty cleaner designed to provide up to 3 months of indoor storage and in-transit protection.



  • Dual-action rust preventative and cleaner
  • No foaming
  • Excellent corrosion protection for ferrous metals
  • Leaves an invisible dry-to-touch thin coating
  • Offers light-duty hydrocarbon soil and particulate cleaning ability
  • Superb oil-splitting performance for longer bath life
  • No carcinogenic, hydrocarbon, or organic solvent
  • Water-soluble
  • Not regulated for transport or disposal
Product Description

Product Description

In addition to the corrosion protection offered, Axxatec™ DA-23C rust preventative and cleaner also provides superb oil-splitting performance. However, a well-maintained oil skimmer or splitter is essential for clean and contaminate-free parts, as it removes the oil layer (contaminants) from the bath. When applied and dried, Axxatec™ DA-23C rust preventative and cleaner leaves a safe, clear, dry-to-touch coating. As a result, Axxatec™ DA-23C coated and dried parts are safe to handle, and end users do not need to wear personal protective equipment such as a respirator, mask, or safety glasses, making it safer and more economical to use than solvent-based systems. Even though gloves are not mandatory, we recommend using clean gloves without lint or talc to keep metals free of contaminants.

After allowing metals to completely dry, place them into ZERUST® Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) film packaging products for a more robust solution that protects for years during indoor storage or challenging shipping conditions, such as ocean freight. Axxatec™ DA-23C rust preventative and cleaner does not contain VOC or solvent, is non-flammable, complies with Global Automotive Declarable Substance, TSCA, SVHC, RoHS, and REACH requirements, and is environmentally friendly.

Worldwide Corrosion Solutions

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® Axxatec™ DA-23C Technical Data Sheet
ZERUST® Corrosion Inhibitor Liquids, Additives, and Rust Removers Brochure
ZERUST® Industrial Cleaners and Degreasers Brochure


ZERUST®/EXCOR® Axxatec™ (Dual-Action) DA-23C rust preventative and cleaner is sold as a liquid concentration. For further ordering information, contact your ZERUST®/EXCOR® representative.

Part Number Substrates Quantity
350-F-00054PL Protects ferrous-based alloys. 5 Gallons
350-F-00054DR Protects ferrous-based alloys. 55 Gallons

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Axxatec™ DA-23C with my company’s plant water supply?
What type of tank should I use for Axxatec™ DA-23C immersion application?
Can I use Axxatec™ DA-23C with a non-ZERUST® wash solution?
If a higher concentration of Axxatec™ DA-23C means more corrosion protection, can I use higher than 10% concentrations?
Can I use Axxatec™ DA-23C with non-ZERUST® VCI packaging?
Can I paint onto the part coated with Axxatec™ DA-23C without removing it?
Can Axxatec™ DA-23C be applied on a hot metal surface?
Does Axxatec™ DA-23C stain metal surfaces?
Can I apply an oil rust preventative onto parts coated with Axxatec™ DA-23C?
What is the maximum temperature that Axxatec™ DA-23C coating can withstand?
Is welding quality affected on parts coated with Axxatec™ DA-23C?
Will Axxatec™ DA-23C affect subsequent heat treatment process (hardening)?
What is the best way to remove Axxatec™ DA-23C?
How do I dry the parts after coating them with Axxatec™ DA-23C?
Can I pack parts coated with Axxatec™ DA-23C into ZERUST® VCI or plain plastic packaging when they are still wet?
Is spraying (cleaner and rust preventative) or immersion (rust preventative only) application better for applying Axxatec™ DA-23C?
How long will Axxatec™ DA-23C protect the parts if stored in my warehouse without additional packaging?
Can I reapply Axxatec™ DA-23C onto the part after a few months to increase the corrosion protection duration?
Do I need a circulating pump for the Axxatec™ DA-23C immersion tank? If so, what flow rate?
Do I need a filter for the Axxatec™ DA-23C sump tank? If so, what filter size?
Is it acceptable to use Axxatec™ DA-23C that is more than 2 years old?
How long will Axxatec™ DA-23C protect clean metal parts if stored outdoors without additional packaging?
Where can I find the Safety Data Sheet for Axxatec™ DA-23C?