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    Default Removing Stainless Steel Heat Discoloration?

    I am working on a stainless steel model of the Brooklyn Bridge, but as I weld the cables to the base I am seeing heat discoloration. Is there a way to remove this discoloration without using abrasives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Church3 View Post
    I am working on a stainless steel model of the Brooklyn Bridge, but as I weld the cables to the base I am seeing heat discoloration. Is there a way to remove this discoloration without using abrasives?
    Pickling paste will do it. They only brand I can think of right now is DeRustit.
    (hope I spelled that correctly)
    Try a good LWS.

    Griff

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    KB gave you excellant advice that stuff works!
    we have used it alot on some street rod stuff

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    neat project.
    just wanted to say welcome to the site.
    thanks for the help
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    hope i helped

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    Default Thanks

    Thanks for all the advice. My local distributor in Manhattan (McKinney) has the Avesta 302 Compound, but it's around 50 bucks. A bit pricey, but maybe a good investment.
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    they have stuff at the auto part store and most bike shops to polish your chrome most will polish the blue of bike exhaust pipes. i used wendol i think was called on stainless a couple times

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