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Pickled and Oiled Hot Rolled Steel Sheets
The smoother steel
Rolling, pickling and oiling might all sound like they’re something to do with food, but before you get hungry, remember that this is a metal website and in this case we’re talking about steel (sorry!) When metal goes through any hot process, it can be left with a residue or scaling on its surface, which, when exposed to moisture, can turn to rust. This can be avoided by giving the steel a treatment to which smoothes things over, called pickling. Afterwards, the material is rinsed before a protective layer of oil blocks out the elements and gives this metal its flawless looks and strong performance. It’s perfect if your project requires a metal with a totally blemish-free surface: think painting, powder-coating and furnishings. As with all our products, hot rolled pickled and oiled steel sheet (also known as oiled steel sheet and pickled steel sheet) can be trimmed to the precise size you need, with no minimum order. Our hot rolled steel prices are highly competitive; just select what you need in the boxes above, or call us to take advantage of our free cutting service.
Good for: Radiators, metal furniture, domestic appliances, powder-coating, painting ...this oiled steel is perfect for any other situation in which a smooth surface is paramount.
How it’s made:
The process of making hot rolled steel leads to oxidisation, meaning a layer of scale, impurities and debris can be left behind. In order to prevent rust from forming on the surface of the metal when it is exposed to the air, this scale needs to go. Pickling takes care of this: by dipping the steel sheet into exactly the right acid, the oxide is dissolved and the metal is de-scaled. The ‘scale jacket’ that’s removed is a very thin layer, usually a tiny fraction of a centimetre thick, but it makes all the difference to the finished product’s appearance: metal with scale has a grey, dull appearance, whereas that which has been pickled comes out with a gleaming sheen. Once the scale is gone, pickled steel is rinsed, before being given an extra layer of protection from the elements in the form of an oil barrier.
· Ultra-smooth surface
· Protection from the elements
· Totally de-scaled
What our customers say about us:
“Brilliant service! Brilliant service from start to finish.” – Lee Painter, December 2015.
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