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by steelfx
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Dross/Slag Removal
Topic: Removing dross, mill scale from plasma cut parts
Replies: 31
Views: 13648

Re: Removing dross, mill scale from plasma cut parts

You can stack them.
Bill
by steelfx
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Dross/Slag Removal
Topic: So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....

The slag (dross) will release and fall off when you rinse. If the dross is exceptionally heavy, due to cutting too slow or higher than needed amperage, it may take a little longer than 'overnight'.
Bill
by steelfx
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Dross/Slag Removal
Topic: So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....

You're very welcome...Hope I wasn't too long-winded! :lol:
Bill
by steelfx
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Mule
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: Mule

Good Lookin' Mule! Thanks for Sharing!
Bill W.
by steelfx
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Dross/Slag Removal
Topic: So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....

p.s. I can tell you from firsthand, everyday personal experience, using a multitude of Dry Acids, and 7-8 Different Liquid Acids at 99% Purity/Strength, I'd rather work with the Liquid Acids ANY DAY over the Dry Acids. Dry Acids and Dry Oxidizers are dusty. When you inhale or inadvertently get any o...
by steelfx
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Dross/Slag Removal
Topic: So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: So what options do I have??? Dross removal & clean up.....

@ Steambike: Check out this post for an alternative to flap-discs on an Angle-Grinder. I use mine all the time & it's well worth the investment. http://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=12130&p=66267&hilit=flex+burnisher#p66267 Media Blasting will lead you to the poor-house. ...
by steelfx
Wed May 31, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: 2nd Amendment with AR-15 and Skulls
Replies: 14
Views: 2827

Re: 2nd Amendment with AR-15 and Skulls

Thank you very much!
Bill :o)
by steelfx
Tue May 30, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: 2nd Amendment with AR-15 and Skulls
Replies: 14
Views: 2827

Re: 2nd Amendment with AR-15 and Skulls

umm...I'm a couple years behind, but looking for the USA 'Tattered Flag'. I'm having a hard time finding it, if anyone wants to help an old codger out, here...haha! Thanks in Advance.
Bill
by steelfx
Tue May 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: 2nd Amendment with AR-15 and Skulls
Replies: 14
Views: 2827

Re: 2nd Amendment with AR-15 and Skulls

Love it! Thanks for sharing!
Bill :D
by steelfx
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: Blue Patina on Steel
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Blue Patina on Steel

Some of my customers are using BLUE HALO™, or FLAME F/X™ Patinas, as well as the COBALT BLUE Solvent Dye. TORCH F/X™ Patina Over COPPER F/X™, also produces a vivid blue, that is somewhat lighter in intensity than FLAME F/X™. The absolute simplest way to decide which Blue you want is to practice on s...
by steelfx
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: Topcoat time...
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Re: Topcoat time...

Yes, you can email me for quantity pricing on the dyes.
Im not a PC expert by any means, but the dyes wouldn't be the source of any blistering. The solvent flash is less than 1 minute.
[email protected].
Thanks.
Bill
by steelfx
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: Topcoat time...
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Re: Topcoat time...

Hi, Here's what I've found, although I've never owned my own oven: Clear Powder-Coating over the Patinas and Dyes is Fine, if Done Properly. Some of the lighter colored patinas, like COPPER F/X™ will sometimes change to a darker hue, usually a light greenish-gold, but in general, no problem with pow...
by steelfx
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Rusted steel after clear coat!! HELP!!
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

Re: Rusted steel after clear coat!! HELP!!

You're very welcome! :)
Bill
by steelfx
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Rusted steel after clear coat!! HELP!!
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

Re: Rusted steel after clear coat!! HELP!!

@countrylane The Acid Bath mentioned is used to remove mill scale, for those of us using HR steel. It is not needed for P&O or CR Steel. The bath also removes dross, when the pieces are left in for 6-8 hrs. or longer, depending on the strength/weakness of the Acid Bath & how minimal or exten...
by steelfx
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Beat up copper look
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Beat up copper look

Cool! Have fun with it! You'll be a pro before you use 1/3 of the kit! :o)
bw
by steelfx
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Beat up copper look
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Beat up copper look

That is correct.
by steelfx
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Beat up copper look
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: Beat up copper look

Great Answer Above: Unread post by littlefatbuddy » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:26 pm "I would use Copper FX from SteelFX and have the metal a little "distressed" and wait a bit longer before rinsing. I use cold rolled as well." (from Bill)...RUST F/X™ is also a good choice, but the real ...
by steelfx
Sun May 15, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: Topcoat time...
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Re: Topcoat time...

Try this: http://goo.gl/vtvSls

It's the exact same model that I have.

Bill :o)
by steelfx
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: Tiny bubbles
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Re: Tiny bubbles

It's 'Solvent Pop'...Nothing to do with the patina or dye ingredients or rinsing. Just fyi...The Acid Content of Most Water-Based Steel Patinas is less than 1%. Some of the patinas are 0% Acid. When shooting 2-Part Clear, I use 2 wet coats, about 10-12 mins. apart. If I get in a hurry on the timing,...
by steelfx
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: Intentional rusty finnish
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Re: Intentional rusty finnish

Or, you could try one of my 3 'Rusting Patinas'

:) Thanks!

Bill
rusting patinas by steel-fx.jpg
RUSTING PATINAS FOR MILD STEEL_STEEL F/X
by steelfx
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: Question for Bill or others using Steel FX
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: Question for Bill or others using Steel FX

Thanks for the perfect answer, Dennis! I didn't see this thread til just now. Hope y'all had a Nice Thanksgiving!

Bill :)
by steelfx
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: PROUD OF THIS ONE
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Re: PROUD OF THIS ONE

Beautiful Work! :D
by steelfx
Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Rusted steel after clear coat!! HELP!!
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

Re: Rusted steel after clear coat!! HELP!!

Bill; Thank's for your input and makes sense, But if used would it identify the hidden rust with the black spots to clean better? just playing devils advocate, trying ways to see things we can't see. Chris Hi Chris, Maybe. I haven't found it necessary to do anything like that, but it's worth a try....
by steelfx
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Rusted steel after clear coat!! HELP!!
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

Re: Rusted steel after clear coat!! HELP!!

Rust Converter Products will Hydrolyze and Convert Oxides to Phosphates, so they will "convert" Iron Oxide (Rust) to Iron Phosphate, which is Black in color. If the Rust is Heavy, Flaky & Generally "Gnarly", the Converter will turn most of the exposed rust black, then it will...
by steelfx
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Rusted steel after clear coat!! HELP!!
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

Re: Rusted steel after clear coat!! HELP!!

For those of you who live & work in states with high humidity, you can stage your polished steel pieces & not worry about rust for months by using VCI paper. I have it in 1' squares on my site if you'd like to learn more about it. 1 sq. ft. will protect up to 3 sq. ft. of steel. Just lay it ...

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