someone who knows about enameling!!!!
I've been waiting,what on earth took you so long...LOL
I'm desperate to know how I can enamel on stainless steel.
I can see that it would be the sweetest addition to some of my jewelry pieces,but I'm working mostly in stainless.
Have you done this process before?
I know it can be done .
The stainless piece needs a special acid etch surface treatment first I believe...
Actually, I have only enameled a few silver-coated steel blanks, but it is perfectly possible to enamel steel, as commercial pots would indicate. You have to match the coeffients of expantion for the glass & metal. The manufacturer has expansion charts & suggestions for the various types of stainless steel from the 300 series & 400 series. You should know the exact type of steel (i.e. 330 SS or 431 SS) & that will tell you the coeffiency of expansion. I think that you just oxidize the metal then fire the enamel over the oxidation - the exact opposite of copper or silver.