How do I test stainless steel to determine if it's 304 vs. 316?

Answer Difference between 304 and 316 stainless steelsTesting to determine if stainless steel is 304 or 316 depends on the composition. Type 316 has molybdenum as part of its composition, but 304 does not... Read More »

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Is satin nickel or stainless steel cabinet hardware a better match with todays brushed stainless steel appliances?

Answer Stainless steel cabinet hardware is definitely a better match than satin nickel for todays brushed stainless steel appliances. However, when it comes to stuff like (entry or closet) door ha... Read More »

What Is a Proof Test of Stainless Steel Chain?

A proof test is a tensile test that the chain has been subjected to during manufacturing. It is the load in pounds that the chain has been pulled in direct tension, using a standard pull testing ma... Read More »

Is there anyway to take scratches out of stainless steel I have a scratch on my stainless steel watch.?

From a materials science point-of-view, anything harder than steel can physically buff the scratches out, but most things would just introduce further scratching. I don't know if the watch is water... Read More »

Could one paint a white or black refrigerator a stainless steel or stainless mist color?

products are out thereyes, most paint stores carry an aluminum or silvery paint coating, kelly Moore used to have a roof coating product that was a glossy silvery finish. i think the look will be "... Read More »