I have some random steel rods I picked up locally. I'm not sure of the material. Two of them have colors painted on one of the ends: red on one and orange on the other. I'm wondering if these colors tell me what they are?
I found this link...lists color codes, but I'm wondering how trustworthy it is. The entry for 12L14 says "black and white". I assume that means it could be either, rather than it should have both. That entry bothers me because I bought some 12L14 end scraps from eBay and things don't seem to match the table I found. Some are white, which does match, but a couple are copper color and one is red.
Is the color code a useful way to identify scrap steel? Is there a better reference on end colors somewhere? Can anyone tell me what my two steel rods with red and orange ends probably are?
Thanks for any enlightenment you can share.