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ZERUST® AxxaClean™ 2048

ZERUST®/EXCOR® AxxaClean™ 2048 is a moderate-acting (nonhazardous) safe rust remover designed to eliminate medium rust and tarnish, even in the most hard-to-reach cracks and crevices. Additionally, the power of AxxaClean™ 2048 extends beyond the removal of rust from ferrous metals, as it excels in deoxidizing and brightening various materials, such as red metals, aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys, and galvanized substrates. Lastly, With a pH of approximately 2.5, similar to a soda drink, AxxaClean™ 2048 minimizes disposal challenges making it an ideal safe rust remover.



  • Rapidly removes rust, as well as tarnish
  • No VOCs, CFCs, silicones, or heavy metals, making it a safe rust remover
  • Safe rust remover compatible with most metals, painted surfaces, rubber, and elastomers
  • Does not leave staining or dark carbon residues
  • Cleaned metals are ready to be painted, as well as welded
Product Description

Product Description

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

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™ 2048 Safe 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-00014PT 16 Oz (Case of 12) Spray-On
350-M-00014GL 1 Gallon (Case of 4) Spray-On
350-M-00014PL 5 Gallons Spray-On
350-M-00014DR 55 Gallons Spray-On
350-M-00014KIT 16 Oz (Case of 12 w/ Sponges) Spray-On
350-M-00015PT 16 Oz (Case of 12) Immersion
350-M-00015GL 1 Gallon (Case of 4) Immersion
350-M-00015PL 5 Gallons Immersion
350-M-00015DR 55 Gallons Immersion
350-M-00016PT 16 Oz (Case of 12) Brush-On
350-M-00016GL 1 Gallon (Case of 4) Brush-On
350-M-00016PL 5 Gallons Brush-On
350-M-00016DR 55 Gallons Brush-On

Frequently Asked Questions

Can AxxaClean™ 2048 be applied via spray or brush-on applications?
Why did my part rust within a few hours after removing the rust with AxxaClean™ 2048?
Can I apply an oil or solvent-based rust preventative onto parts cleaned with AxxaClean™ 2048?
Can I apply a water-based rust inhibitor onto parts cleaned with AxxaClean™ 2048?
What is the best way to remove AxxaClean™ 2048?
Where can I find the Safety Data Sheet for AxxaClean™ 2048?