Heat bluing on stainless steel.

Saturday, March 18 2017, 07:13 PM
Working on a new commission and it's stainless steel.

Have a little heat bluing from welding.

Anyone got a good way to remove the discoloration?

Have to treat the stainless when all done welding anyway.

Going back to New York state so needs to be rain proofed as much as possible.
I love my job!

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    Thursday, March 23 2017, 11:56 AM - #permalink
    the treatment will remove a litle bit of decoloration. For the rest , brush it with a dedicated stainless wire brush and it will take back is color
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    Thursday, March 23 2017, 11:49 PM - #permalink
    Which treatment? I think you forget to type something!!
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    Monday, March 27 2017, 12:11 PM - #permalink
    sorry .

    you can brush it alone with a stainless steel brush that only have done stainless.

    or you can apply a treatment (some kind of acid)to clean the weld and at the same time, it help against rust.

    we use a product that it call INOX CLEAN ( bio circle), with this product , we remove some discoloration and after that , we brush it .

    when you ship your product , take a good care to not make the stainless come in contact with steel ( ex: fork lift, steel straping). If it happen , they may have chance of local rust at the contact zone . You can apply a treatment with a dedicated product to prevent rust to build up.

    when stainless is use in the industrie , some kind of treatment is overkill but in your situation where the stainless must stay nice and clean , I belive the treatment will help.
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    Monday, March 27 2017, 10:23 PM - #permalink
    Cool, thanks for the info.
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    Tuesday, March 28 2017, 10:39 AM - #permalink
    Kevin, not sure if this is a viable option for a one off use or if you'd get your money out of it, but the Capital Weld Cleaners make cleaning stainless an afterthought. You can see their stuff at https://www.capitalweldcleaners.com/
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    Wednesday, March 29 2017, 11:02 AM - #permalink
    Thanks Todd!

    will check them out.. Got 2 more pieces to build in stainless.
    I love my job!

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    Saturday, April 01 2017, 07:44 AM - #permalink
    Hey Kevin, Iv'e used one of those cleaner machines, and they work really well. I think you will be impressed. Scott.
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