302 Stainless Steel Etching(2001)
What is the best method of etching 302-304 stainless steel for the purpose of promoting adhesion of flexible polyurethane rubber?Steve Petzold
- Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.
Solvent clean the area, then abrasive blast to a depth of 20%-25% of the thickness of the material to be applied. This should give the surface area and "tooth" required for proper adhesionDan Lane
- Franklin Park, Illinois USA
If blasting is desired, one should use virgin blasting media as not to contaiminate the stainless steel surface and make it prone to corrosion.
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