Nital Etch, 5%, 500 mL


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5% Nital Etch is a popular metallographic and macro etchant for etching mild steels, carbon steels, cast irons and tool steels. It can also be used for temper inspection (Nital etch test) and weld penetration test of mild steels. This formula is listed in ASTM E 407 as formula number 74 “Nital”. Made with reagent grade nitric acid and methanol.

User Instructions:

  • Pour out the amount you need and close the lid after each use to avoid alcohol evaporation.
  • Immerse or swab the polished surface few seconds to a minute.
  • Discard the solution if the color changes.


Nalgene® Leakproof Bottle, HDPE.



California Proposition 65 WARNING: This product contains methanol which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive harm.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 4.4 × 3.5 × 6.5 in

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