|jon hill 3||24/01/2022 11:52:12|
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Parallel to my other post on my recent skip find I also found 2 steel bars with what might be described as racing green paint on one end.
Is there a standard that all uk steel stockists use to label each type of steel they supply?
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Not sure how standard it is, but could be EN1A (or 304 stainless):
|jon hill 3||24/01/2022 12:37:37|
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Thanks Andy, I thought it could be EN1a certainly not stainless as indicated by the small amount of surface rust.
Anyone else have any ideas on standardisation of paint codes....
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Probably not! When I asked my local supplier why two lengths of the same mild-steel had different colours, he replied: 'the colour indicates who we got it from'.
Tubal Cain's Model Engineer's Handbook (recommended) explains there are several 'standard' colour codes 'but the use of any of these would demand a workshop full of paint tins.' He offers an abbreviated code as a substitute. In it Green indicates Phosphor Bronze...
|Andrew Johnston||24/01/2022 12:51:52|
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Paint codes are not standardised across suppliers.
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Colours aren't standardised as Andrew says. However the three stockholders (Steel Express, Parker Steel & Acton Bright Steel) that I've bought EN1A from recently have all been green marked. I always write on the bar remainder what it is when I store EN8, 16 24T etc. with what it actually is rather than rely on the colour marking.
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To chuck another combination into the pot, my local stockholder uses Light Green for EN8
Edited By peak4 on 24/01/2022 17:43:53
|Paul Kemp||24/01/2022 23:53:55|
|710 forum posts|
Certificated en3b I bought recently (with the mill cert) was dark green on the end!
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