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ZERUST® AxxaClean™ 3048

ZERUST®/EXCOR® AxxaClean™ 3048 is a rapid-acting industrial rust remover designed to eliminate heavy corrosion and tarnish, even in the most hard-to-reach cracks and crevices. Additionally, AxxaClean™ 3048 effectively cleans ferrous and yellow metals of rust and tarnish, and with a pH of around 1, it minimizes disposal concerns. Furthermore, AxxaClean™ 3048 is available in two formulas: immersion and a brush-on gel.



  • Rapidly removes heavy rust and tarnish
  • 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

After cleaning and drying, items are ready for immediate painting or welding. Additionally, to maximize the effectiveness of AxxaClean 3048 Industrial Rust Remover, we recommend rinsing cleaned items with a 5% solution of ZERUST® AxxaVis HST-10 and drying thoroughly with filtered compressed air. Furthermore, you may further protect your metals from future corrosion with our ZERUST® VCI films and VCI papers. Moreover, for metals that are prone to corrosion, such as cast iron, use a ZERUST® RP such as Axxanol or Axxatec. Lastly, despite its potency against rust, AxxaClean 3048 remains generally safe for use on paint, gaskets, rubber, and plastics. Nonetheless, we advise testing the product before full application to ensure compatibility. Use ZERUST® AxxaClean 2048 if a less acidic product is needed.

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®/EXCOR® AxxaClean™ 3048 Industrial Rust Remover is sold as a ready-to-use liquid product. For further ordering information, contact your ZERUST®/EXCOR® representative.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can AxxaClean™ 3048 be applied via spray or brush-on applications?
Why did my part rust within a few hours after removing the rust with AxxaClean™ 3048?
Can I apply an oil or solvent-based rust preventative onto parts cleaned with AxxaClean™ 3048?
Can I apply a water-based rust inhibitor onto parts cleaned with AxxaClean™ 3048?
What is the best way to remove AxxaClean™ 3048?
Where can I find the Safety Data Sheet for AxxaClean™ 3048?