Al Etch X is a heavy-duty preparation that will clean and etch steel prior to painting in one easy step. You can apply Al Etch X to the surface hot or cold, spray the formula on or use it in a dip operation. With a dilution rate of up to 50 to 1 with water, Al Etch X will impress you and your steel when you put it to the test. We sell and ship individual 1-gallon containers by FedEx Express. However, if you are purchasing 6-gallon pails or 55-gallon drums, contact us, as these containers must ship by truck freight.