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electrolytic pickling
1. The process of removing surface oxides from a metallic product by means of electrochemical procedures.
2. Removal of metal by electrolysis using the metal as an electrode in a suitable electrolyte.
3. A process for the removal of oxide scales from metal surfaces in preparation for electroplating.

The metal is made the cathode in an electrolytic cell containing strongly acidic (sometimes hot) solution that dissolves the oxide scales.

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