while I'm on a posting roll...
I've used pickling paste on 316L for the last few of my sculptures, but I've had a disturbing thing happening... While it brightens the stainless (almost a blue tint) and removes all the little surface rust spots, it also leaves a coating... almost of a 'smudged' look..
I leave the past on for about 15 to 20 minutes and agitate it with a nylon brush before rinsing and rubbing (with my rubber gloves on) it off.
What Am I doing wrong?
James, Seattle (port orchard, Washington, USA, Earth