VS-HSS Universal HSS Stamping Lubricant

Metal Mates

Metal Mates VS-HSS is a unique reverse-emulsion stamping and drawing lubricant designed for progressive dies and multi-forming operations with high strength steel.

The VS reverse emulsion technology prevents oily build up on parts and dies while providing maximum die life. This product contains extreme pressure additives with barrier lubrication to prevent scoring, cracking and rebounding in high strength steel. VS-HSS shows excellent performance on low, medium and high strength steel in light to moderate-duty applications. 


  • No cleaning required before welding
  • Improves die life
  • Excellent rust protection
  • Reduces scoring and cracking
  • No sticky residue
  • Won’t build up on dies
  • Cleaner, safer work environment


  • Spray, brush, roll coat or drip. Good on multiple substrates, please call for consultation on specific applications.

Packaging Details

Part No. US Container Type Units/Case Color
MM1456 330 gal tote 1 creamy white

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Handling Use appropriate safety equipment. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid
contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Keep away from extreme heat. Keep
container closed when not in use.
Storage Store away from extreme heat, flame, or ignition sources. Pressure build up
may occur due to heat exposure or temperature change. Release pressure by
slowly opening container.
Physical State liquid
Odor mild
pH at 10% 8.0-9.0
Specific Gravity 0.99
Flash Point >200F (>93C)
Boiling Point 212F (100C)
Melting Point 212F (100C)
Vapor Pressure <1
Vapor Density Heavier than air
Disposal Information Absorb on suitable material and follow procedures listed below. Dispose of in a manner that is recommended by local, state, provincial and
federal laws and regulations.
Prop 65 Warning No
Chlorine Y
Dilution Ratios Typical Dilution: 3:1 to 6:1 (33-17%)
Directions Dilute Metal Mates VS-HSS with water to suit the specific application.
Slowly add water to lubricant while mixing. Water quality enhances the performance of all water-dilutable lubricants.

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