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Winning Surface Treatments for Curbing Corrosion

by Rich O’Brien, Bales Metal Surface Solutions

Even the most durable stainless steel fastener isn’t immune to corrosion. All metal fasteners are at risk of deteriorating and ultimately, failure. To protect your parts, you need the right surface treatment. The following suggested surface treatments protect against corrosion while achieving optimal lubricity and torque.

Stainless steel passivation is a surface treatment that maximizes corrosion resistance. Stainless steel passivation acts as a seal, creating a transparent oxide layer, which is highly resistant to corrosion.

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