Accelerated Surface Finishing: JAYCO Chemical Solutions JC 813L and JC 670B

Accelerated Surface Finishing JC 813L and JC 670B- JAYCO

The 2-step accelerated surface finishing process is a manufacturing technique that is commonly used to improve the surface quality of metal substrates, particularly steel. This process involves two sequential steps that work together to achieve the desired surface finish.

Step 1: In the first step, the metal substrate is treated with a blend of mildly acidic compounds and surface-active agents, such as JAYCO Chemical Solutions JC 813L. This ready to use, liquid product is specifically designed to reduce the surface roughness (Ra values) of steel substrates. The mildly acidic compounds and surface-active agents in JC 813L help in removing imperfections, such as burrs, scale, and other irregularities, from the metal surface such as gears, where it has been proven to accel in performance. This results in a smoother and more uniform surface.

Step 2: After the initial treatment, the metal substrate is further processed using JC 670B, a steel burnishing compound also provided by JAYCO Chemical Solutions. JC 670B is designed to be used in the second step of the accelerated surface finishing process. It contains built-in short-term corrosion inhibitors, which help protect the metal substrate from corrosion during the finishing process. Additionally, JC 670B provides excellent lubricity for the roll of media used in the finishing process, ensuring smooth and efficient operation. The compound is also biodegradable, which is an environmentally friendly feature.

Manufacturers use the 2-step accelerated surface finishing process for several reasons:

  1. Improved surface quality: The process helps to achieve a smoother and more uniform surface finish on metal substrates, enhancing their appearance and functionality.
  2. Enhanced performance: By reducing surface roughness, the process can improve the performance of metal components, such as reducing friction, improving wear resistance, and optimizing contact properties.
  3. Cost-effectiveness: The process can be more cost-effective compared to other methods of surface finishing, as it eliminates the need for extensive manual labor or multiple finishing steps.
  4. Time efficiency: The two-step process can be completed relatively quickly, allowing for faster production cycles and reduced lead times.
  5. Environmental friendliness: The use of biodegradable compounds, such as JC 813L and JC 670B, promotes environmental sustainability by minimizing the impact on ecosystems.

In summary, the 2-step accelerated surface finishing process, combined with JAYCO Chemical Solutions’ JC 813L and JC 670B products, offers manufacturers an efficient and effective way to improve the surface quality of metal substrates. The process provides benefits such as enhanced surface quality, improved performance, cost-effectiveness, time efficiency, and environmental friendliness.

JAYCO Chemical Solutions is North America’s single-source provider of engineered cleaning solutions. From process analysis and application engineering to delivery and support, JAYCO improves operations for precision metal, medical, optical, UHV, space/aerospace and general manufacturing customers. For more information on JAYCO Chemical Solutions, our products and our markets, please call us at (814) 593-0022, or email us at

Brian Sutton

Brian Sutton

Brian Sutton, Vice President of Operations, oversees the Jayco Chemical Division, including technology and sales. With 25 years of experience in the industry, Brian enjoys being able to utilize his problem solving and troubleshooting skills while interacting with customers. His favorite part of the job is his team and being able to work with such a dynamic group of individuals. A native of Sheffield, PA, Brian can be found spending quality time with his family, watching sports (Go Steelers), kayaking or hunting. Fun Fact: “As a kid, I always thought I would grow up to become a race car driver.”