The steel bolts in my snowmobile trailer rust very quickly. Can I replace the steel bolts in my aluminium snowmobile trailer with stainless steel bolts so they won't rust or will this cause a problem?
Vic Dumas consumer - Waitsfield, Vermont, USA
September 23, 2008
Hi, Vic. Although the two materials are not really galvanically compatible, each forms a passive skin, and I have seen many instances of stainless bolts used on aluminum. For a non-critical application it should be okay.
Ted Mooney, P.E. Striving to live Aloha finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
finishing.com is made possible by ... this text gets replaced with bannerText
Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.
If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories: