LB-852NC Finishing Compound

LB-852NC is a moderately acidic finishing compound specifically formulated to achieve optimum color and bright surfaces. It is normally used with steel media for burnishing or deburring ferrous and non-ferrous metals in flow through vibratory finishing operations. It can also be used with other media in specific cut-down operations. LB- 852NC contains no harsh ingredients or chelates. When used as directed, LB-852NC will provide maximum life to steel media and thus can save thousands of dollars in media replacement cost.

Physical Properties

Appearance: Blue Liquid
pH @ 1% Solution: 4.9
Odor: Mild
Foaming Action: Low
Solubility in Water: Excellent
Metal Safety: All Metals
Flash Point: None
Specific Gravity: 1.03
Stability: Stable
Refer to our Material Safety Data Sheet for additional information.

Usage and Dilution Instructions

For most conditions use 1/2 to 1 ounce per gallon of water. Water flow rate for most situations should be 2 gallons per hour per cubic foot of mass in the machine. For example a 20 cubic foot vibratory machine should require a flow rate of 40 gallons per hour. This product provides excellent corrosion protection for steel media overnight or over the weekend. If machine is not used for prolonged periods of time, additional corrosion protection may be required using a corrosion inhibitor such as our PR-100 or MP-222.

Handling and Storage

Product does not pose any fire hazards. This moderately acidic product should be stored in original containers or similar plastic containers that are properly labeled. In case of skin contact, wash with soap and water. In case of eye contact, flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and call physician. It is recommended that eye protection and rubber gloves be worn as product may irritate sensitive skin. Follow good industrial hygiene practices. Do not freeze. Store product in tightly closed containers between 50° and 85° F. Rotate stock. When stored as stated 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.