513 Cleaning & Deburring Compound

513 is a versatile high alkaline cleaning and deburring compound. It is a very economical product intended for use in mass finishing operations. Other notable product features include:

  • Efficiently penetrates a wide range of oily soils.
  • Excellent dispersion properties prevent redeposition.
  • Keeps media clean to promote efficient deburring, optimum color, and bright finishes.
  • Excellent rinsing properties.

Physical Properties

Appearance: Off-white Powder
pH @ 1% Solution: 12.55
Odor: Mild
Foaming Action: Controlled
Solubility in Water: Excellent
Rinsing Action: Excellent
Metal Safety: Ferrous Metals Only
Refer to our Material Safety Data Sheet for additional information.

Usage and Dilution Instructions

For vibratory and rotary barrel finishing operations Tumbling and vibratory finishing operations use 1 to 4 ounces per gallon of water. The concentration requirements will vary depending on nature of parts, nature of alloy, mass to water ratios, types of media used (if any), soil conditions, cycle time requirements, equipment used, and finish desired.

Handling and Storage

This product poses no fire hazards. Highly alkaline product. Avoid contact with skin eyes and clothing. Use good industrial hygiene practices such as wearing chemical safety goggles, rubber gloves, impermeable apron, rubber boots and other protective measures as necessary to prevent personal contact with product. In case of contact with skin or eyes, flush with water for 15 minutes and contact physician immediately. Remove contaminated clothing and launder before reuse. Store in properly labeled closed containers in cool dry place and rotate stock. 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.