Words occasionally do not do justice when explaining the process of passivation. For those of us who have a bit more of a visual learning style, I have provide some of the best infographics from around the web.
Passivation vs Electropolishing
Passivation is an excellent way to streghthen your building materials. However, for those of you contractors installing various types of stainless steel in harsher weather conditions electropolishing may be the best choice for you.