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  1. #1
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    Default Finishing Stainless steel

    I have a project that i'm working on, it's 3 brackets to hold a foot rest on a bar. The bar is 7' long stainless and has a brushed finish (#4). How can i produce the same finish on the three brackets? Also how do i go about getting rid of the colouration from welding?? This is my first attempt at tigging stainless. Any suggestions?

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    Cool

    You can use a 3M Scotch-Brite pad on a 4 1/2" grinder. You need a special backing pad. You can get the pads in different grits (colors). You can also hand sand it with a larger Scotch-Brite pad, try to make the grain run the same way as it is running now. Do a google search to find where to buy...Bob
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    Default get r done?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole
    I have a project that i'm working on, it's 3 brackets to hold a foot rest on a bar. The bar is 7' long stainless and has a brushed finish (#4). How can i produce the same finish on the three brackets? Also how do i go about getting rid of the colouration from welding?? This is my first attempt at tigging stainless. Any suggestions?
    Cole, Did you get your project done? Just wondering how it came out?
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    Default In the works

    I haven't got this job started yet. Waiting on the ok to go ahead from my first customer. Customers are hard to come by when your first starting out, and when your young. i'll let ya know how it goes, or if it goes?

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    You can get flapper wheels with scotchbrite pad in them that work real good on stainless. Also if you hand rub long sections with scotchbright , make sure you dont zig zag at the ends of the strokes so you dont get hook marks in the grain pattern. Another iteresting pattern is to use an orbital sander, but test it on scrap to make sure you like it. Its hard to blend that kind of pattern into corners. I some times used the orbital to recover badly scratched brass letters when I was in the sign trade.
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    Scotch Brite, either by hand or with a belt sander. Go with the grain.

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    scotch bright by hand is your safest bet because you'll have more control of the finished product.

    with the grain!!

    your answer to removing heat traces is "pickling paste". careful its highly acidic. wear glasses and gloves

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