Residual binder

- Apr 15, 2019-

When the tape and the protective paper are torn off, a part of the adhesive remains on the stainless steel surface. If the adhesive is not yet hard, it can be removed with an organic flux. However, when exposed to light or air, the binder becomes hard and forms a source of corrosion for crevice corrosion. Mechanical cleaning is then required with fine abrasives.