Weld Finish Comparison

Stainless Steel Weld Finish Information

Weld FinishDescription
BuffWelds as-laid. Free-hand abrasive buffed to remove weld discoloration.
Strip Buff (Taped)Welds as-laid and taped off. Abrasive buffed to masking line to remove weld discoloration.
150 µin Ra Grind FlushWeld is ground flush to surrounding material and abrasive buffed (final step of 50 Grit). Surface finish is a maximum of 150 µin Ra (3.81 µm Ra).
35 µin Ra Grind SmoothWeld is ground smooth (final step of 150-180 Grit). Weld profile may range from flush to rounded. Abrasive buffed to masking line. Surface finish is a maximum of 35 µin Ra (0.89 µm Ra).
35 µin Ra Strip Grind SmoothWeld is taped off and ground smooth (final step of 150-180 Grit). Weld profile may range from flush to rounded. Abrasive buffed to masking line. Surface finish is a maximum of 35 µin Ra (0.89 µm Ra).
35 µin Ra Strip Grind FlushWeld is ground flush to surrounding material and abrasive buffed (final of 150-180 Grit) to masking line. Surface finish is a maximum of of 35 µin Ra (0.89 µm Ra).
35 µin Ra Strip Grind FlushWeld is taped off, ground flush to surrounding material and abrasive buffed (final step of 150-180 Grit) to masking line. Surface finish is a maximum of of 35 µin Ra (0.89 µm Ra).
20 µin Ra Strip Grind FlushWeld is taped off, ground flush to surrounding material and abrasive buffed (final step of 180 Grit) to masking line. Surface finish is a maximum of of 20 µin Ra (0.51 µm Ra).
14 µin Ra Strip Grind FlushWeld is taped off, ground flush to surrounding material and abrasive buffed (final step of 240 Grit) to masking line. Surface finish is a maximum of of 14 µin Ra (0.36 µm Ra).
10 µin Ra Strip Grind FlushWeld is taped off and ground flush to surrounding material and abrasive buffed to masking line (final step of 320 Grit). Surface finish is a maximum of 10 µin Ra (0.25 µm Ra).