Hot Rolled P&O Steel

ASTM A1011

Pickled & Oiled
CS & DS, Types A & B
SS Grades 30 – 70
HSLA Grades 50-70

ASTM A1018

Pickled & Oiled
CS, Types A & B
HSLA Grades 50 – 70
SS Grades 30 – 65

Hot rolled pickled and oiled (P&O) is a product with an enhanced surface finish due to the pickling process. The process of creating hot rolled P&O begins with basic hot rolled steel. To learn about the process of how hot rolled steel is made visit our hot rolled steel products page or the Beyond Metal Buzz.

To create the enhanced surface finish of hot rolled P&O the hot rolled goes through a pickling process. The pickling process removes the thin layer of oxidized iron (black oxide scale) that forms on the surface of the steel. This is done using acid baths. Once the acid is rinsed and the product is dried oil is applied to prevent the steel from rusting.

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Hot Rolled Steel Metal West

Metalwest Standard Sizes

14 gauge -1/4″
48″ – 72″

*Additional sizes & grades available upon request. Some products and services may vary by location.  

Typical uses for Hot Rolled P&O

Automotive, truck frames, shelving, automotive wheels, pipe and tube, water heaters, agriculture, equipment, strappings, stampings, compressor shells, railcar components, wheel rims, metal buildings, railroad-hopper cars, doors, shelving, discs, guard rails, automotive clutch plates


Used for a wide range of applications, from simple bends to complex draws or structural applications that require a specific strength level. In order to meet all the customer requirements for this variety of applications, proper selection of the steel grade and production processing practices are imperative.