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Nickel plated brass bolts compared to stainless steel



August 16, 2010

Our supplier is using nickel plated brass bolts instead of stainless steel. Which is better for outdoor use near the salt air/water?
Thanks
Sally

Sally Fuentes
buyer - Lawrence, Massachusetts



August 17, 2010

Hi, Sally.

If the sole issue is corrosion resistance, I'd bet on the stainless steel bolts.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
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