Insta-Blak A380 Blackener for Aluminum

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Insta-Blak A-380 is a room-temperature immersion process for blackening aluminum that's ideal for small machine parts, grommets, screws, and other hardware. One gallon of Insta-Blak A-380 can coat 150–200 sq. ft. of aluminum parts.

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Corrosive
Corrosive
Irritant
Irritant

How to Use Insta-Blak A-380

Insta-Blak A-380 may be used to blacken aluminum objects at room temperature, which streamlines the immersion blackening process.

Use Insta-Blak A-380 to:
  • Blacken decorative pieces or aluminum artwork
  • Finish grommets, screws, and other hardware
  • Reduce safety hazards and save money in energy costs
  • Blacken aluminum objects that do not require a high degree of abrasion resistance
  • Work with a liquid alkaline concentrate
Getting Started with trial kit

How to Use Insta-Blak A-380

Insta-Blak A-380 may be used to blacken aluminum objects at room temperature, which streamlines the immersion blackening process.

Use Insta-Blak A-380 to:
  • Blacken decorative pieces or aluminum artwork
  • Finish grommets, screws, and other hardware
  • Reduce safety hazards and save money in energy costs
  • Blacken aluminum objects that do not require a high degree of abrasion resistance
  • Work with a liquid alkaline concentrate
Getting Started with trial kit

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Are there distributors of EPi products near my location?
Please call EPi at 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
How to prevent blackened parts from getting rusty?
Customers reach out to us asking how to prevent their freshly blackened parts from rusting. EPi recommends: Use running water to rinse the parts for 1-2 minutes; Do not dry the parts between prepping, cleaning, and blackening...

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More Information
Best Seller No
Blackening Features Glossy Finish
Hazardous Material Yes
Industrial Use Only No
Replacement For / Same As Aluminum Black, Black Magic RT-A3

FAQ (9)

Customer Questions
Are there distributors of EPi products near my location?
Please call EPi at 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
How to prevent blackened parts from getting rusty?
Customers reach out to us asking how to prevent their freshly blackened parts from rusting. EPi recommends: Use running water to rinse the parts for 1-2 minutes; Do not dry the parts between prepping, cleaning, and blackening...
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