Processing a Plasma Cut Heart for Valentines Day
Like all of our plasma-cut shapes, plasma-cut hearts come cut from raw steel and are ready to process. Unless you specify otherwise, they are cut from a 11 Gauge Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Sheet. We can customize the heart with a short message, such as a word or name.
The first step is to remove some or all of the mill scale. If you have a few days to spare, you can opt for a vinegar or acid bath to treat your steel, or for a faster process and a unique brushed finish, you can use an angle grinder.
Once the mill scale has been removed, the steel is ready to be welded or painted.
The final step is to protect your artwork. Spraying the steel with a clear coat is the simplest way to preserve the shiny, brushed look. For colored paint, we suggest using a metal primer first, then applying two coats of your chosen hue.
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