Safety glasses or face shield to protect your eyes and face
Stable work surface or vice to support the cast iron product needing repair
Rags for cleaning
Draft free work area
How to repair stainless steel products with Steelaloy:
Be sure to use appropriate safety gear to protect eyes and hands.
First identify the break. Then situate the steel product in a stable position on a flat surface or with a vice. This will keep it from moving while you work and keep you safe. This area should be open but draft free.
Now that the steel break is clean and ready, you will use your torch to heat it. Do not heat the Steelaloy rod. You want the heat of the broken steel to melt the Steelaloy. Keep the heat in motion over the area you are working with. Test the surface for temperature by pulling the torch away and touching with the Steelaloy rod to it. When the Steelaloy melts and starts to flow freely you are at the optimal working temperature. You will need to reheat that location from time to time to keep the Steelaloy flowing. Work the Steelaloy into the broken area, letting it fill in the hole or crack, switching from heat to Steelaloy.
Once the break is covered thoroughly, allow to air cool. After the steel product is cool you may need to sand or grind it to smooth the surface or reshape it. This step all depends on the use or needs of the repaired steel product.
It is just that simple. Steelaloy was designed so anyone can use it to make repairs on everyday products. You don’t have to have special skills or be a welder to use it. Common sense, patience, Steelaloy, and a few tools will see you repairing all sorts of steel products. Never again will you have to throw something out because now, you do have the skills to restore them.