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    Sealing Steel

    I forge and bend 2 x 1/4 in strap of mild steel into stands. I usually mix a solution of ferric nitrate from crystals, heat the metal to 200 deg and spray coat with the FeNi to a rust color. Do this outdoors!!! After that (to answer your question) I coat with 2 layers of Permalac. The SS might not take the FeNi as it is corrosion resistant but the steel welds will. You must make sure the welds are very dry or you will trap moisture under the Permalac and rust will appear. Seems to work for my garden stuff. Good luck.

    Oriental Ironsmith

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