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Old 05-23-2020, 09:56 AM   #41
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Stainless steel is typically used when rust-free application is desired....
Stainless steel isn't rust-less. Ask any LEO with a stainless steel weapon that wasn't properly cared for.... http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...-rust-you-bet/
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:08 PM   #42
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Stainless steel isn't rust-less. Ask any LEO with a stainless steel weapon that wasn't properly cared for.... Stainless Steel Can It Rust? You Bet. « Daily Bulletin
Or as boat owners say, stainless isn't.

There's a lot of no grade crap out there. Any Grade 5 or 8 bolt properly installed will do any trailer job required.

Interesting link, still don't know what LEO is but I know much more about, umm, other things of interest.

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Old 05-23-2020, 12:31 PM   #43
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:42 PM   #44
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Stainless bolts

We used nothing but stainless on municipal pool equipment, even going as far as changing out bolts in new stuff that were cadmium plated. The chlorine charged water and air was very corrosive. On other municipal projects, I had a supplier who came around once a month and restocked our bolt bins. He sold Canadian bolts in grade 5 and 8 that we used for strength where needed. We used “never seize” on the bolts that were used outside. It really helped when removal was needed. My boss at that time was a 30 year military veteran and my foreman a WWII veteran so they had no problem with buying American and Canadian equipment including bolts and fabrication steel. We had no offshore tools in the boxes etc. Now it seems that low bid rules.
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Old 05-23-2020, 02:01 PM   #45
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Stainless steel isn't rust-less. Ask any LEO with a stainless steel weapon that wasn't properly cared for.... Stainless Steel — Can It Rust? You Bet. « Daily Bulletin
That completely depends on the grade/composition of the stainless steel. Saying stainless steel is an alloy, and there are many different alloys which are labeled as stainless steel. However, my main point is that whichever alloy is employed, the stainless steel commonly sold does not have the tensile strength of carbon steel. Consult a metallurgist......
Anything can corrode. Certain grade of SS are not going to corrode when only exposed to moisture a travel trailer would experience in normal use.

And LEO (the lion) is a stellar constellation, but as Donna uses it, she means Law Enforcement Officer. And any LEO worth his “salt” is going to maintain his sidearm properly.
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