Depending on the state of the weld may need to start with an abrasive. If you need advice on the correct abrasives and/or tools for your polishing application please contact us via phone/email or our site visit request form and we will recommend the best products for the job.
SAIC provides hand held, bench and floor mounted polishing machines to cover all polishing applications. Contact us for further details.
Once you have reached the desired finish using your abrasives we then suggest moving onto using a weld cleaning machine polishing mops and compounds.
The SAIC Weld Cleaner has been developed and manufactured in the UK to provide a safe and efficient method of removing weld burn and discolouration on stainless and mild steel. The Weld Cleaner uses a low amp current combined with a special chemical solution to create an instantaneous reaction on a localized area. This leaves the treated area unaffected and returned to its former state whether that be polished or grain finished. When compared to traditional methods of abrasive pads, wire brushes or pickling paste, the Weld Cleaner reduces both the process time, eradicates any hard work and is very cost effective.
Once the weld has been sanded and cleaned using the above methods most people choose to leave it on the finish from the weld cleaner machine or put in a satene or mirror finish depending on the rest of the item being worked on.
For satene/scratch finishing or mirror/metal polishing please check out the other guides as these will instruct you on how to achieve your desired finish.
** Please bear in mind that this is a broad guide to weld cleaning and polishing for a more in-depth guide we will happily look at your application and make exact recommendations based on your requirements.