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Posted on Can Rust Free Machine Screw be Shortened And Still Be Rust Free?

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 06:47 PM

“Rust -free” are typically steel screws coated with zinc. If the coating is scraped of or exposed (cut end), the exposed area will rust. Coating the exposed area with paint or a rust inhibitor will help. But any iron product will eventiuallly rust when exposed to moisture for a prolonged period. Stainless screws contain a percentage of chromium and nickel which make the screws rust resistant throughout, not just on the surface of the screw.

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