Why It May Be Necessary to Remove Heat Tint from Stainless Steel

Heat tint refers to the change in the surface colour of stainless steel due to the thickening of the chromium oxide layer on the surface of the heat-affected zone. DIY fabricators may not be sure whether they should remove the heat tint after they have completed welding a stainless-steel product that they have been fabricating. This article discusses two circumstances that may make it necessary to remove the heat tint from the surface...

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