Author Topic: Stainless wheels and fasteners  (Read 1918 times)

Offline BSA_54A10

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Re: Stainless wheels and fasteners
« Reply #15 on: 07.03. 2011 10:27 »
Galling happens with alloys that have a tough strong oxide coating.
It is the oxides that combine together not the actual metals so you have to generate the correct enviroment for good growth of the oxide coating.
Steel will gall but only if it has the dry FeO oxide ( mill scale) and not the usual rust Fe2O3-3H20 which is friable.
Usually oxides that can include water will not gaul
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Re: Stainless wheels and fasteners
« Reply #16 on: 07.03. 2011 14:07 »
Applying copperslip to threads is good practice whatever the material. When you come to remove parts exposed to road grime it is easy to dismantle as they are not seized. When I was an apprentice we used to mix our own and that was one of the jobs for an apprentice. Now it comes in a nice litttle tube or tin.
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Re: Stainless wheels and fasteners
« Reply #17 on: 12.03. 2011 10:30 »
Hi Guys
Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Stainless wheels and fasteners
« Reply #18 on: 12.03. 2011 12:29 »
And we all need to remember 1 very important fact.
STAINLESS is not RUSTLESS
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