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Old 21 November 2006, 12:47   #1
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Getting temper (weld) marks out of SS

Never have had much success getting Stainless Steel polished up around and on the welds (in the nooks and crannys). Anyone got tips on how to do this easily? I did hear that Acid of some sort was a good cleaner, anyone heard of this?
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It's called pickle paste and removes the discolouration from stainless after welding. It is brushed on, left for a while then rinsed off with water, magic !

Any decent welding supplier can supply. May be an issue with postage. If you are stuck let me know, I have plenty but am in North West.

I get mine from John Davies welding supplier in Liverpool.

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If its just abrasion you need to remove/level you could etch it away or use a bead/grit blaster then polish with die grinder/Dremel or similar.

I just read the post again and thought you may have been misunderstood by me. I thought the acid you mentioned may be the paste I mentioned.

Sorry if I have taught you to suck eggs ! It's been a long day, but I'm happy to try and help.
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As above or try "Scrotchbrite" type stuff, as Scottydog said got to a welding supplier they also do quite good scotchbrite type stuff on discs for angle grinders sometimes drills - but go easy dude or you'll be right through it!
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The easy to get to bits don't worry me as I can buff these to a good shine, it was the areas around the welds that are difficult to do with normal scotchbrite methods.

I'll phone my local welding supplys tomorrow and see what they recommend.

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