Insta-Blak 333 GEL Blackener for Steel and Iron

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Insta-Blak 333 GEL is a slower-acting blackening process for steel and ferrous metals. This gel-based solution is ideal for simple swab-on vertical applications, touchups, and the user who prefers a slower blackening reaction. One gallon of un-diluted Insta-Blak 333 GEL can coat up to 100 sq. ft. of steel parts.

PLEASE NOTE: Orders ship within 3 business days.

Due to the hazardous nature of this product, we are not able to expedite it.

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How to Use Insta-Blak 333 GEL

Insta-Blak 333 GEL is a no-run, no-drip black finish designed for vertical applications, steel panels, and quick touchups. It's ideal for users who desire a slower chemical reaction.

Use Insta-Blak 333 GEL to:
  • Coat metal items and vertical surfaces with a black finish
  • Achieve a smooth finish with no drips or runs
  • Blacken architectural surfaces such as steps, framing, and railings
  • Touch up scratches or imperfections
  • Finish furniture, metal artwork, or sculptures
  • Blacken re-machined black oxide surfaces
  • Retain an item's original structure and dimensions
  • Meet AMS 2484A requirements
  • Blacken steel and ferrous metals
Getting Started with trial kit

How to Use Insta-Blak 333 GEL

Insta-Blak 333 GEL is a no-run, no-drip black finish designed for vertical applications, steel panels, and quick touchups. It's ideal for users who desire a slower chemical reaction.

Use Insta-Blak 333 GEL to:
  • Coat metal items and vertical surfaces with a black finish
  • Achieve a smooth finish with no drips or runs
  • Blacken architectural surfaces such as steps, framing, and railings
  • Touch up scratches or imperfections
  • Finish furniture, metal artwork, or sculptures
  • Blacken re-machined black oxide surfaces
  • Retain an item's original structure and dimensions
  • Meet AMS 2484A requirements
  • Blacken steel and ferrous metals
Getting Started with trial kit

  • Customer Questions
  • Product Attachments
Can EPi process parts for me?
Yes! EPi's staff would be more than happy to process sample parts for you. We actually prefer it that way, so that you can see exactly how the finishing looks on your parts, and you can be sure you'll be happy with the results. Please fill out ...
Are there distributors of EPi products near my location?
Please call EPi at 262-786-9330 or email: us-sales@epi.com.
Where can I find a technical data sheet (TDS) or safety data sheet (SDS) for EPi's products?
These documents can be found on each product page. You can download PDFs of TDSs, SDSs, product brochures, and more.
When will my order ship?
Please see each individual product page for more information on the availability of each item. We try to process and ship non-sample orders in 3 business days. Samples and Trial Kits have a 5 business day lead time to process and ship. Also, after...
How do I track my order?
Click the "Login" link at the top right-hand side of our site to track your order. If you do not have an account with us just give us a call at 262-786-9330.
How do I create an account?
Click the "Login" link at the top right-hand side of site.
How do I return a product?
Please call us at 262-786-9330 or email: us-sales@epi.com.
Does EPi ship to international countries?
EPi's ecommerce site cannot accept online online orders from outside the continental United States. To place an order for shipment to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or an international country, please call 262-786-9330 or email us-sales@epi.com.
What is black oxide?
Black oxide is a blend of caustic, oxidizers, and additives that is used on ferrous metals. There are three types of metal blackening: hot, mid, and room temperature blackening. EPi was the first company to offer all three processes. <...
What makes EPI’s black oxide and metal-blackening processes better?
Insta-Blak processes do not produce smutty rub-offs like other room-temperature products. Our Ultra-Blak products are premium-grade black oxide, and Kool-Blak does not produce a smutty rub off like other mid-temperature processes. They are easy-...
What are the advantages of black oxide and metal blackening?
Ultra-Blak:
  • Produces true black oxide finish Fe3O4 magnetite finish
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Corrosion protection
  • Meets military spec MIL-DTL-13924D and AMS 2485H
  • Blackens faster than other...
What can black oxide be used for?
Black oxide can be used on a wide variety of metals. Examples of specific products that can be blackened with black oxide are listed below. 
  • Locks
  • Automobile and motorcycle parts
  • Machine parts
  • Power ...
Who uses black oxide?
Large companies such as lock manufacturers or auto manufacturers use black oxide on a large-scale basis to blacken metal parts. Black oxide can also be used by the home hobbyist who would prefer to blacken just a few items. Below are some of the major...
How is black oxide applied?
Hot- and mid-temperature black oxide is applied through a seven-step process.
  1. Clean and degrease metal parts
  2. Rinse metal parts
  3. Hydrochloric acid
  4. Rinse metal parts
  5. Blacken parts in boiling solution (hot...
What types of metal can you blacken with hot or room-temperature black oxide ?
  • Steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Cast iron
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Cadmium
  • Zinc
  • Nickel
  • Electroless nickel

More Information

More Information
Best Seller No
Blackening Features Smut-Free , Satin Finish
Hazardous Material Yes
Industrial Use Only No
Replacement For / Same As Presto-Blak, Black Magic, Oxpho Black, Presto Blak PC9, Blue Gun, Slate Black

FAQ (15)

Customer Questions
Can EPi process parts for me?
Yes! EPi's staff would be more than happy to process sample parts for you. We actually prefer it that way, so that you can see exactly how the finishing looks on your parts, and you can be sure you'll be happy with the results. Please fill out ...
Are there distributors of EPi products near my location?
Please call EPi at 262-786-9330 or email: us-sales@epi.com.
Where can I find a technical data sheet (TDS) or safety data sheet (SDS) for EPi's products?
These documents can be found on each product page. You can download PDFs of TDSs, SDSs, product brochures, and more.
When will my order ship?
Please see each individual product page for more information on the availability of each item. We try to process and ship non-sample orders in 3 business days. Samples and Trial Kits have a 5 business day lead time to process and ship. Also, after...
How do I track my order?
Click the "Login" link at the top right-hand side of our site to track your order. If you do not have an account with us just give us a call at 262-786-9330.
How do I create an account?
Click the "Login" link at the top right-hand side of site.
How do I return a product?
Please call us at 262-786-9330 or email: us-sales@epi.com.
Does EPi ship to international countries?
EPi's ecommerce site cannot accept online online orders from outside the continental United States. To place an order for shipment to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or an international country, please call 262-786-9330 or email us-sales@epi.com.
What is black oxide?
Black oxide is a blend of caustic, oxidizers, and additives that is used on ferrous metals. There are three types of metal blackening: hot, mid, and room temperature blackening. EPi was the first company to offer all three processes. <...
What makes EPI’s black oxide and metal-blackening processes better?
Insta-Blak processes do not produce smutty rub-offs like other room-temperature products. Our Ultra-Blak products are premium-grade black oxide, and Kool-Blak does not produce a smutty rub off like other mid-temperature processes. They are easy-...
What are the advantages of black oxide and metal blackening?
Ultra-Blak:
  • Produces true black oxide finish Fe3O4 magnetite finish
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Corrosion protection
  • Meets military spec MIL-DTL-13924D and AMS 2485H
  • Blackens faster than other...
What can black oxide be used for?
Black oxide can be used on a wide variety of metals. Examples of specific products that can be blackened with black oxide are listed below. 
  • Locks
  • Automobile and motorcycle parts
  • Machine parts
  • Power ...
Who uses black oxide?
Large companies such as lock manufacturers or auto manufacturers use black oxide on a large-scale basis to blacken metal parts. Black oxide can also be used by the home hobbyist who would prefer to blacken just a few items. Below are some of the major...
How is black oxide applied?
Hot- and mid-temperature black oxide is applied through a seven-step process.
  1. Clean and degrease metal parts
  2. Rinse metal parts
  3. Hydrochloric acid
  4. Rinse metal parts
  5. Blacken parts in boiling solution (hot...
What types of metal can you blacken with hot or room-temperature black oxide ?
  • Steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Cast iron
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Cadmium
  • Zinc
  • Nickel
  • Electroless nickel
Please, mind that only logged in users can submit questions

THE BLACKENING PROCESS: INSTA-BLAK 333

For the longest-lasting, deepest, and cleanest black finishes, we recommend the following blackening process. Please read all safety data sheets and technical data sheets prior to beginning a project.

1. CLEAN

Soils such as cutting oils, coolants, lubricants, and rust inhibitors must be removed from the metal workpiece. Soils can inhibit the blackening process and negatively affect coating adhesion and appearance. Clean the parts prior to beginning the blackening process. 

Recommended Cleaning Products:

E-Kleen SR 148-E is an aqueous alkaline soak cleaner that removes carbon smut from steel and metal parts, resulting in better adhesion and brighter finishes. It’s ideal for soak cleaning.

COLD BLACK OXIDE WITH EPI'S ERIC OLANDER

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