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Removing scale from Stainless Steel




O.K. Guys,

I have a question. How do you remove heavy scale from 316 Stainless Steel without using Nitric Acid. I have used a proprietary mixture but to no avail.If anyone has a suggestion it would be most welcome. Thanks!

Christine Hardin
- Hixson Tn
1999


We have found that using a solution of hydrofluoric acid mixed 1;2 water removes scale and welding marks from stainless steel prior to electropolishing. If you need more information, please get back to me.

John Mattisson
- South Africa
1999


page 194 of the 1999 metal finishing book will tell you exactly how to get the scale off. sodium hydroxide sodium carbonate / washing soda [affil link] potassium permangamate almost boiling. it will work

todd huehn
- coon rapids , Minnesota
1999




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