Stainless Steel

I originally posted this on the DIY site and it was suggested I should
try here.
I had to heat up some stainless steel rod with an acetylene torch to
put a couple of tight bends in it. How can I remove the heat discolouration?
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Mechanically. Buff the discolouration off with a flap wheel or whatever is handy. Alternately you can remove a lot of the discolouration with pickle paste.
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Mike Graham
Yes, use a passivation compound available at your local welding supply. Steve
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Steve Lusardi
For ones, might lemon juice work?
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Ian Stirling
Maybe it doesn't work on SS that's been vibrated to all hell at 2,000°F for a few minutes? ;-)
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Tim Williams

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