Frequently Asked Questions

Using an Ant Weld Cleaner is a straightforward process that requires minimal effort. To ensure the best results, follow these simple steps:

1. Preparation: Before starting, ensure a clean surface. 

2. Application: Apply a small amount of our specially formulated cleaning fluid onto a brush or the surface. Gently scrub the area in a circular motion, focusing on the welded joint or the desired cleaning area.

3. Cleaning: As you scrub, you will notice the cleaning fluid reacting with the contaminants, breaking them down and removing them from the surface. Continue scrubbing until the desired level of cleanliness is achieved.

4. Rinse: Once the cleaning process is complete, rinse the surface with Ant Weld Neutralizer to remove any remaining residue from the cleaning fluid. This step is crucial to ensure the longevity of the stainless steel and prevent any potential damage.

Yes, you can clean both TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welds with Ant Weld Cleaner machines. These machines are designed to effectively clean various types of welds, including TIG and MIG welds, on stainless steel surfaces. Whether you are dealing with TIG welds, which are commonly used for high-quality and precision welding, or MIG welds, which are often used in industrial applications, Ant Weld Cleaner machines provide a reliable and efficient solution for cleaning and passivating the welded surfaces.

The advanced technology and specialized brushes of Ant Weld Cleaner machines enable them to clean welds thoroughly, removing discolouration, oxidation, and other contaminants, resulting in a clean, polished and passivation layer on stainless steel surfaces. Therefore, whether you are working with TIG, MIG, or other types of welds on stainless steel, Ant Weld Cleaner machines are a suitable choice for achieving high-quality and professional cleaning results.

Operating Ant Weld Cleaning machines is incredibly simple and user-friendly, making it accessible even for beginners. Upon starting the machine, you’ll notice a question mark button located in the right corner of the display. By touching this button, you can access an instructional video that guides you through the process step by step. This feature ensures that users, regardless of their experience level, can easily navigate and utilize our machines effectively.

Ant Weld Cleaner machines come equipped with Intelligent Surface Sensing Technology, which means that when the Auto button is touched, the machine will automatically adjust the current flow to suit the cleaning surface.

If electric machines are not used properly, they can be dangerous.

Following the provided instructions and using the recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ensures that you can use Ant Weld Cleaning machines without any risk of electric shock. By following safety guidelines, users can safely operate machines and avoid hazards.


Ant Weld Cleaning machines are designed with advanced safety features, including sensors that detect any irregularities in operation. In the event of improper usage or potential hazards, the machine is programmed to automatically shut down immediately. This not only prevents any damage to the machine but, more importantly, ensures the safety of the user. These safety mechanisms add an extra layer of protection, reducing the risk of accidents and enhancing user experience.

Carbon fibre brushes are the perfect solution for all your welding cleaner needs and electrochemical processes. Their durability and efficiency make them a reliable choice for any task. Trust us to provide the best tools for your projects.

  • If you’re working with delicate stainless steel surfaces or require a moderate cleaning approach, our brush is a perfect choice. It effectively removes all contaminants without scratching or damaging the surface.

All Ant Weld Cleaner Brushes have been meticulously crafted to deliver peak performance when used in conjunction with Ant Weld Cleaner machines alongside our brush adaptors and shrouds. This combination ensures perfect results and the best possible user experience. It’s important to note that using non-Ant Weld Cleaner equipment with our machines may void the warranty.

Ant Weld Cleaner Brushes are multifunctional tools that excel in both weld cleaning and electropolishing. They enhance efficiency and deliver exceptional results in passivating stainless steel surfaces, making them valuable assets for professionals in metalworking and related industries.

When cleaning welds, the frequency of brush dipping depends on factors such as the size of the weld, the level of contamination, and specific cleaning requirements. However, as a general rule, it is recommended to dip the brush in the cleaning solution after cleaning each weld joint or when you notice a decrease in cleaning efficiency.

Frequent dipping ensures that the brush remains saturated with the cleaning solution, enabling it to perform optimally. If the brush starts to dry out or you observe a decline in cleaning efficacy, it is an indication that it is time to dip the brush again. Regularly moistening the brush helps to maintain its cleaning capabilities, ensuring that you achieve the desired results in your weld cleaning process.

Ant Weld Fluids are safe to use. Comparable in strength and composition to typical household cleaning products, it may cause mild skin irritation if used incorrectly.

To achieve the best cleaning results, it’s essential to use the right cleaning fluid with our Ant Weld Cleaners. Our range of specially formulated fluids is designed to address various cleaning challenges and cater to different grades of stainless steel.

After completing the cleaning or electropolishing process, please apply the neutralizer.

Wipe the surface with a clean cloth after applying the neutralizer for an effective neutralizing process. This removes any remaining residue, leaving the stainless steel surface clean, neutralized, and undamaged. By taking these precautions, you maintain the aesthetic quality and prolong the lifespan of the stainless steel.

Electrolytic acids are mild but can still harm stainless steel. Neutralizing after treatment is essential to restore pH neutrality and prevent corrosion.



Pickling paste often contains highly dangerous nitric and hydrofluoric acids, which are known to be harmful to both human health and the environment. These chemicals can penetrate the skin and cause severe damage to bones and internal organs if proper safety precautions are not taken.

In contrast, electrolytic fluids used in some metalworking processes are formulated with food-grade phosphorus-based compounds, significantly reducing the health risks associated with their use. This emphasizes the importance of choosing safer alternatives and adhering to best practices in industrial processes to protect both workers and the environment from the harmful effects of toxic chemicals. Safety should always be a top priority in any workplace.


Ant Weld Cleaner fluids are safer than pickling paste, but safety should still be a priority. Wear provided gloves and safety goggles to avoid skin and eye contact with the fluid. Following these guidelines ensures a safe and productive experience.

  • Clean brushes and nozzles after each use to prevent clogging.
  • Lubricate moving parts occasionally for smooth operation.
  • Store machines in a clean and dry place.
  • Regularly inspect for wear or damage.

Contact our customer service team for assistance if issues are found.