This type of hot-rolled steel sheet is given an acid bath and treated with a fine coating of oil to protect the surface from rust. It is ideal for further processing, such as cutting and shaping, galvanizing, and painting, for use in the automotive, furniture, and electrical
appliance industries. It can also be cut into coils of the desired thickness for use in the production of steel pipe. Pickled and oiled hot-rolled steel sheet can also be substituted for cold-rolled steel sheet thicker than 1.2 mm.