Heat Treating & Coloring

HEAT TREAT INSTRUCTIONS

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR STUPID!!!!

 

1.  STAINLESS  

  • WRAP IN FOIL
  • HEAT AT 1925° FOR 20 MINUTES
  • PLATE OR AIR QUENCH
  • TWO 1 HOUR DRAWS AT 350°F                                                                    

2.  CARBON/MOSAIC

  • TAKE TO 1550°F FOR 1-2 MINUTES.
  • THEN OIL QUENCH
  • DRAW 2 HOURS AT 475°F

3.  HEAT COLORING MOSAIC

  • POLISH AND CLEAN SURFACE
  • NEEDS TO BE OIL AND DIRT FREE
  • PLACE IN OVEN AT 500°F
  • WATCH, IT WILL GO STRAW FIRST THEN PROCEED THROUGH THE SPECTRUM
  • TAKE OUT WHEN DESIRED COLORATION IS REACHED

4.  MOKU-TI COLORING

  • MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS CLEAN AND OIL FREE
  • TAKE PROPANE OR MAP GAS TORCH AND HEAT PART AS EVENLY AS POSSIBLE
  • WHEN DESIRED COLORATION IS REACHED DROP IN WATER TO STOP THE COLORING PROCESS
  • FOR DARKER COLORS PARTS WILL BE ORANGE BEFORE QUENCH

5. MOKUME: THERE ARE A LOT OF PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET TO PATINA MOKUME.  ANY OF THEM WILL GIVE YOU A LITTLE DIFFERENT RESULT.

  • FERRIC CHLORIDE DOES WELL
  • SIMPLY RUBBING THE PART WITH YOUR FINGERS WILL PATINA IT IN A COUPLE OF DAYS
  • HEAT MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANOTHER COLOR VARIATION

6.  ETCHING STAINLESS

  • — USE A 50/50 MIX OF FERRIC CHLORIDE AND WHITE VINEGAR. I NEVER GO PAST 400 GRRT FINISH. AFTER THAT YOU ARE MAKING IT HARDER FOR THE CHEMICALS TO REACT WITH THE STEEL.
  • SOAK TIME IN THE MIXTURE DEPENDS ON THE DESIRED FINISH. THE LONGER YOU LEAVE IT IN THE MORE TOPOGRAPHY YOU WILL GET.
  • WHEN REMOVING THE PART FROM THE MIXTURE GO STRAIGHT INTO A SOLUTION OF WATER AND BAKING SODA
  • THEN INTO A CLEAN WATER BATH
  • NO WIPING!!!!!
  • BLOW DRY WITH AIR HOSE
  • COAT WITH WD-40 AND LET SET 6 TO 7 HOURS (THIS LETS THE OXIDE SET UP)
  • AFTER IT HAS SET YOU CAN WIPE
  1. CARBON/MOSAIC ETCHING
  • 50/50 FERRIC CHLORIDE WHITE VINEGAR MIX
  • TIME DEPENDS ON DESIRED RESULT. THE LONGER YOU LEAVE IT IN THE DEEPER IT WILL ETCH.
  • WATER BAKING SODA WASH
  • CLEAN WATER RINSE
  • WIPE DRY
  • COAT WITH OIL