40 Cleaning & Deburring Compound

40 is an economical cleaning and de-burring compound for ferrous and most nonferrous metals. It is recommended for removing petroleum oils, natural animal fats and vegetable fats found in many buffing and lubricating compounds. This product has excellent detergent and dispersion properties.

Physical Properties

Appearance: Greenish Yellow Liquid
pH @ 1% Solution: 11.8
Odor: Pine
Foaming Action: Controlled (1/4")
Solubility in Water: Excellent
Rinsing Action: Excellent
Metal Safety: Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals
Refer to our Material Safety Data Sheet for additional information.

Usage and Dilution Instructions

For Rotary barrel and vibratory finishing operations use 1/2 to 1 ounce per gallon of water. Recommended flow rates for vibratory finishing operations are 2 gallons of water per cubic foot of mass per hour. This product contains silicates to help prevent corrosion of non-ferrous metals.

Handling and Storage

This is an alkaline product and does not pose any fire hazards. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. In case of skin contact, flush with plenty of water for 15 minutes, consult a physician if irritation develops. In case of eye contact, flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician. Use good industrial hygiene practices including wearing chemical safety goggles, rubber apron, rubber gloves, andother appropriate protective clothing. Keep product containers tightly closed when not in use. Store in the original container between 45° and 85°F. When stored as above, shelf life is a minimum of 2 years.


Progress Chemical guarantees its products will perform to your satisfaction when used in accordance to our recommendations. We back this guarantee with over 65 years experience. Our company has been certified to ISO 9001-2015 Quality Standards.