Last Updated: 22/7/20 at 6:00am
There are several precautions you can take to help prevent stainless steel rusting and ‘tea-staining’ from occurring which include:
Tea-staining is a dis-coloration of the surface of stainless steel caused by mild corrosion with Iron Oxide forming. This corrosion is cosmetic only and does not affect the structural performance of stainless steel.
If tea-staining does occur, the ASSDA and the Nickel Institute recommends application of a phosphoric acid gel to remove the staining and restore the surface of the stainless steel. For this purpose, Anzor Fasteners stocks Action Gel, which is a phosphoric acid based gel that is excellent for this type of treatment.
Action Gel is a simple to apply, then wash off product, that can easily remove tea-staining on stainless steel and eliminate the necessity for mechanical removal of surface corrosion, which can be time consuming and expensive. Ensure you wear gloves and safety glasses when using Action Gel.
Action Gel is a gel, so you can leave it on the surface for 15-30 minutes to help remove really nasty stains before scrubbing clean the stainless steel and then washing off.