Stainless steel goes through many different processes prior to getting into the finishing stage. While the material offers strength, long life, and corrosion resistance, it does present some challenges during finishing. To properly finish stainless steel, you must follow specific steps and work your way through the grit levels of the abrasive products you are using. Not one product does it all when it comes to finishing stainless steel. It is common to start with a bonded abrasive for heavy stock removal, move to a flap disc to blend, then use a resin-fiber disc to blend the material to the weld before finally ending with a polishing or buffing disc.
Our finishing team here at Dewey’s Service has many years of finishing training and knowledge. The first stage of weld finishing is the removal of excess weld from the weld itself. The aim here is to grind the joint down to a level and continuous surface with the rest of the parent metal. To achieve this the finisher may choose to use a simple grinding wheel with an angle grinder or may opt for a flap disc where a higher quality, more refined surface finish is required. Pending on your desired finish at this point the stainless will need further work.
Deciding which finish to choose for your stainless steel work piece depends entirely on what the final product is going to be used for. At this point our finishers blend the remaining surface imperfections and scratches left on the stainless steel by the previous processes. Once our products have been finished they are ready to go to the end user. Dewey’s Service Company finishers use many different machines, abrasives and techniques to achieve the desired finish needed for our customers projects.
We are proud to promote that our products are fabricated in the USA at our Columbia, SC facility.