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Does stainless steel rust?

Harry1
1 posts
04/08/2016 09:08
Can you help solve a discussion. I only buy stainless products on my boat (Screws, fittings etc) I was under the impression that stainless steel does not rust. However some of the deck fittings have started to rust. Is this possible if they are actual stainless steel?
Harry
HGCREW
52 posts
26/09/2016 13:58
Hi Harry
It depends on the quality of the stainless steel. Low grade will certainly rust on a boat. the higher level of steel is less likely to rust.
ara444
1 posts
13/11/2017 13:22
As was said... depends on purity. Sadly you cant really expect top quality even on multi milion yachts (http://sanlorenzo-yachts-sucks.com/). Furthermore the sea salt is highly corrosive. So sadly parts gonna rust over time.
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