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Does Passivation Improve Surface Finish?

Passivation can improve the surface finish of stainless steel by removing surface contaminants and creating a smooth, clean surface.

Do You Have To Passivate Stainless Steel After Welding?

It is recommended to passivate stainless steel after welding to remove surface contaminants and restore the corrosion resistance of the metal.

Is Passivation The Same As Plating?

Passivation is not the same as plating. Plating involves depositing a layer of one metal onto the surface of another metal, while passivation involves creating a protective oxide layer on the surface of a metal.

What Happens If the Passivation Bath Is Too Hot?

If the bath for passivation is too hot, it can cause damage to the metal surface and may affect the effectiveness of the passivation process.

Can You Heat Treat After Passivation?

Passivation does not generally affect the ability to perform heat treatment on metal.