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Technical Remove heat bluing from stainless

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by coilover, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. coilover
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
    Posts: 573

    from Texas

    Need to remove heat bluing from stainless caused by welding to the back side without scratching up the front side. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,446

    john worden
    from iowa

    Motorcycle shops sell "Blueaway" for that.
  3. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 844


    When I was bending the stainless window trim for the 49 in the Avatar I used heat to bend it and it did blue, I just buffed it out on the wheel with white buffing compound. Good luck.
  4. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,857


    you could use solvol autosol stainless polish.will also work on chrome and alloy but easy on the chrome its corrosive and will soon wear through chrome.available here at motorcycle shops
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  5. This. When I built the grill for my truck I had all the parts pre polished and then just hit the areas that were discoloured by welding it together with a small buffing wheel in a drill and some white polish. It didn't take much effort at all to remove.
  6. Back when I was ridding a old pan head I bought a lot of snake oil products proclaiming to clean up the bluing on the exhaust pipes, nothing worked as advertised. HRP
  7. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,868


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  8. I've used Simichrome and also Wenol. Both work reasonably well. Used Blu-Away many years ago, but haven't seen it recently. Not sure if it's still available or not.
  9. Don't know what they call it in the U.S., but I have used stuff called "pickling paste". It's some form of acid.
  10. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,478


    A good welding shop might have the the pickling paste.

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