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passivation of SS sheet

passivation of SS sheet

(OP)
Hi all,

You normally use nitric acid or citric acid to passivate stainless steel.  BUT, I was told that you can also use Vinegar.

Is this true?  If so, how it's done?

Thanks a lot

RE: passivation of SS sheet

Check in ASTM A967 for passivation methods.

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RE: passivation of SS sheet

(OP)
I already have..


but thx anyway

RE: passivation of SS sheet

If it isn't listed there then it doesn't meet the official requirements.  Not that it might not work, but you would taking the risk.
There are many options listed.  Why wouldn't you use one of them?
You need to use an oxidizing acidic solution to passivate.  You are trying to dissolve free iron from the surface.  Assisting formation of a uniform and robust chrome oxide passive surface film is a secondary issue.  I could do that with hydrogen peroxide, but it wouldn't remove any iron.

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