What is HoldTight 102?
HoldTight 102 is an eco-friendly solution that prevents flash rust while vapor blasting. HoldTight 102 is also a great additive for rinsing after soda blasting, dustless blasting and vapor blasting and it effectively removes salts & other contaminates.
As a rust inhibitor or as a salt remover, Hold Tight 102 is easy to work with and safe. HoldTight is soluble in water, non-hazardous, non-flammable, phosphate free and biodegradable. With no rain and temperatures above 40°F, rusting will be prevented for approximately 48 hours. Colorless and leaving no residue, surface salts (including chlorides) are undetectable after use. This product’s chemistry has been approved by the FDA for food grade service under 21 Code of Federal Regulations 178.3400.
Frequently Asked Questions
I own a vapor blaster (i.e. Graco, Farrow, MMLJ, Eco-Quip, etc) and when I blast metal it usually ends up flash rusting -- will HoldTight 102 help prevent this?
Yes — simply add the HoldTight to your mix before blasting. This will prevent flash rusting for up to 48 hours, sometimes longer.
Is HoldTight 102 meant to be added to a blast media or is it meant to use on its own when trying to prevent flash rusting?
BOTH — HoldTight 102 can be used as an additive with slurry blasters and poured into the blast pot at the same time you are adding water and media. HoldTight can also be used upon completion of blasting. A post-blasting rinse cycle is a quick and easy way to prevent flash rust.
Why should I use HoldTight 102 after soda blasting? Can’t I just use water?
Although water can be used for rinsing purposes after soda blasting, HoldTight 102 helps ensure all residue is removed from all surfaces, including hard to reach areas. HoldTight is a wonderful salt and chloride remover, so using it can help speed up any rinsing process and also prevents flash rusting of steel and iron.
It sounds like HoldTight 102 is eco-friendly. Is it classified as environmentally friendly?
HoldTight is classified as non-hazardous, non-toxic, biodegradable, phosphate and acid-free, non-flammable and leaves behind no residue. This product can also be used in FDA and USDA regulated facilities and fully complies with 21 CFR 178.3400. When we ship out HoldTight to our customers, it goes out as a standard shipment with no special handling is required.
What are the directions for using HoldTight 102?
HoldTight is easy to apply and works well in any standard pressure washer at 500 PSI. With no rain and at temperatures above 40 degrees, rusting will be prevented for about 48 hours, often longer.
Can you give me an estimate for how much product needs to be ordered for different size projects?
A little HoldTight goes a long way — the recommended usage ratio is usually 100:1. Usually one gallon is plenty to rinse one car. For larger projects, we also carry 5 gallon pails.