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  HEAT COLORS    
  MILD STEEL    
2500 F 1371 C MAXIMUM HEAT FOR WROUGHT IRON FORGING, STAINLESS STEEL MELTS (2400 to 2700 F)
2400 F 1316 C MILD STEEL  BURNS,  CARBON STEEL MELTS 2400 (HIGH) TO 2750 (LOW CARBON) F,  GLASS MELTS 2377 F
2300 F 1260 C MILD STEEL MAXIMUM FORGING TEMPERATURE & FORGE WELDING HEATS
2200 F 1204 C  
2100 F 1149 C GREY CAST IRON MELTS FROM 2100 TO 2350 DEGREES F
2000 F 1093 C GOLD MELTS @ 1945 DEGREES F
1900 F 1038 C COPPER, BRASS, BRONZE MELT 1652 TO 1981 DEGREES F
1800 F 982 C SCALE FALLS OFF IRON FREELY @ 1750 DEGREES F, GLASS MELTS 1800 TO 2200 DEGREES F
1700 F 927 C SILVER MELTS @ 1761 DEGREES F
1600 F 871 C  
1500 F 816 C UNFANNED COALS OF A WOOD FIRE APPROX.
1400 F 760 C SCALE FORMS AND ADHERES TO IRON,  MILD STEEL  MAGNETIC POINT (1420 F)
1300 F 704 C BORAX MELTS @ 1365 DEGREES F, ENAMELS FIRED AT 1350 TO 1500 DEGREES F
1200 F 649 C IRON FINISHING HEAT & STRESS RELIEVING, ALUMINUM MELTS @ 1220 DEGREES F
1100 F 693 C RED IRON, VISIBLE IN SUNLIGHT, STRESS RELIEVING OF IRON
1000 F 538 C RED IRON, VISIBLE IN DAYLIGHT

PERCEIVED COLORS DEPEND ON LIGHTING

CAST STEEL MELTS 2600 TO 2750 F.

MILD STEEL MELTS AT 2690 F.

WROUGHT IRON MELTS 2700 TO 2750 F.

PURE IRON MELTS AT 2768 F.

CHROMIUM MELTS AT 2750 -3034 F.

STAINLESS STEEL MELTS AT 2550 F

Click Here to See an accurate color chart at Roman Kral's Amateur Blacksmith Site.

Click Here to See the Tempil Color Guide provided by ABANA.

Here is another good chart and information:  http://www.navaching.com/forge/heat.html

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