APPENDIX E Treatment of Metals
Metals that require special treatment are nontitanium castings (e.g., Vitallium subperiosteal or blade implants). By following these instructions, the practitioner is assured of having passivated (oxide-coated), fat-free, clean, and wettable surfaces. The casting requires autoclaving after the treatment is complete. Autoclaving is best done in a nonmetallic container, such as a porcelain coffee cup.