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Antiquing Brass or Bronze There are many commercially available products that can be applied to copper alloys to accelerate the oxidization process. Many of these are available at your local hardware store paint departments. For the names of product suppl...
Cleaning Anodized Aluminum Cleaning anodized aluminum is easy with the right technique. Because anodizing is so hard, you want to use an abrasive cleaning technique with a gentle soap. Do not use harsh acidic or alkaline cleaners because they may destroy ...
There are many commercially available cleaners that you can purchase to maintain your metal finishes. You can purchase stainless steel cleaner -- available in aerosol cans -- at just about any hardware store. Just follow label directions for its use....
_STAINLESS CORROSION_ _STAINLESS OR STAIN RESISTANT?_ Stainless steels contain at least 12% chromium and form a thin, invisible protective, corrosion-resistant, passive film on their surface. This film forms spontaneously when the chromium reacts w...
_ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION FINISHES DESIGNATIONS_ MECHANICAL CHEMICAL ANODIC Example: To obtain an etched, matte surface protected by an anodic treatment suitable for unmaintained exterior exposure, the designation would be as follows: * AA -- Alum...
Maintenance of Stianless Steel.
* This article was written by By Kimberlie J. Dunham, M.S. You can download it at http://www.galvanizeit.org/images/uploads/articles/paintprep.pdf [http://www.galvanizeit.org/images/uploads/articles/paintprep.pdf] For years, protecting steel from cor...
_DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CASTINGS AND EXTRUSION_ This page is intended to show the difference in color and match between a casting and an extrustion. It is clear from the photo's that there is a noticable color difference and the two peices do not fit...
Antiquing Iron or Steel The following recipe was provided by Paul at Metalcrafters in Phoenix, AZ. Warning: Do not attempt this without proper ventilation and protective clothing.We did a large project for a restaurant last year. Granted it was out of mil...
Galvanic Corrosion Metals are rated according to their "nobility". When dissimilar metals are in contact with each other in the presence of oxygen and moisture, the more noble metal will corrode the less noble. Contact between dissimilar metals ...
Hardware Finish Standard Designations BHMA = Builders Hardware Manufacturing Association Standard A156.18CDN = Canadian EquivalentUS = U.S. EquivalentOther = Codes used by other manufacturersBase = Base metal finish is applied toBHMAUSCDNOtherBaseDescript...
Cleaning Forged Iron and Steel When needed, wash with a damp cloth and wipe dry. To remove rust stains, rub with kerosene, and scour with fine grade steel wool. If rust is difficult to remove, allow kerosene to remain long enough to loosen.
Wagner Stainless Cleaning Instructions