Cleaning & Pretreatment

Militex has a variety of cleaning and pretreatment options for various substrates and the capability to process high volume and large, heavy parts. Our Quality Assurance department has maintained an impeccable record for thirty years. We have a 99.5% approval rate while producing hundreds of thousands of parts per year.

Cleaning Service Equipment

Our Capabilities

We can clean and pretreat ferrous and non-ferrous parts:


  • Zinc phosphate with a 7-stage spray line
  • Various zinc primers


  • Alodine 5200 with a 4-stage immersion line
  • Alodine 5700 spray
  • Bonderite 871 or Bonderite 1200 touch-up

Both Ferrous and Non-Ferrous

  • Sandblasting to SSPC standards with aluminum oxide or plastic blast
    • We have 5 blasters – 4 for small and medium parts and 1 for large components or vehicle hulls with a component capacity up to 20,000 pounds.
  • Power washing
    • We have a small wash bay and a large wash bay that can accommodate vehicles to apply rust inhibitors.
  • Solvent cleaning or specialty customer requirements

Our Standards

We can meet:

  • MIL-C-8514: Coating Compound, Metal Pretreatment, Resin-Acid (ASG)
  • MIL-DTL-5541: Chemical Conversion Coatings on Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
  • MIL-DTL-16232: Phosphate Coating, Heavy, Manganese or Zinc Base
  • MIL-PRF-16173: Corrosion Preventive Compound, Solvent Cutback, Cold-Application
  • MIL-PRF-32550: Metal-Rich Primer
  • SSPC-SP 1: Solvent Cleaning
  • SSPC-SP 2: Hand Tool Cleaning
  • SSPC-SP 3: Power Tool Cleaning
  • SSPC-SP 5: White Metal Blast Cleaning
  • SSPC-SP 6: Commercial Blast Cleaning
  • SSPC-SP 7: Brush-Off Wet Blast Cleaning
  • SSPC-SP 8: Pickling
  • SSPC-SP 10: Near-White Metal Blast Cleaning
  • TT-C-490: Chemical Conversion Coatings and Pretreatments for Metallic Substrates (Base for Organic Coatings)Methods I, II, III, IV, VI and VIII 

Please contact us if the standard you need is not listed, and our team will review if we can meet your requirement.

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