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Steel plate--did I make a mistake? Or have one made for me?
« on: January 07, 2015, 02:38:15 PM »
Hi steel experts--

Just went to pick up my A36 1/2" steel plates from local shop and when I asked them to clean them up and remove mill scale for me, they really did. They machine-buffed (or scraped?)  them and now they're shiny metal...Is this a good thing, or a bad thing? And if it's okay, what effect will that have instead of them looking like I see here..and should I also oil them and season them as I would cast-iron..or am I heading back to the shop to ask (and pay) for a re-make? I could use some good advice here from those who know.

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Re: Steel plate--did I make a mistake? Or have one made for me?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 02:47:07 PM »
The shiny could be prone to rust. I would simply wipe with veg oil on paper towel and cycle through the oven one time. Bring it up to about 450 and shut the oven off.
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Re: Steel plate--did I make a mistake? Or have one made for me?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 03:02:33 PM »
I took a grinder to mine when I first got them. My IR gun wouldn't read the shiny steel until it became seasoned after a few uses. As far as baking goes, it's no different now than it was when I first got it.

 

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Re: Steel plate--did I make a mistake? Or have one made for me?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 04:55:13 PM »
Thank you both--I had a feeling about the IR gun. Since reading CB's reply, I headed back to the fabricator and they cut me new pieces..they concurred that iwhat they had made for me could easily have big rust issues.   Luckily I live really close.....a short walk from the shop..though not schlepping A36 steel plates  in the wintry Jersey wind.  Thanks for the fast advice!