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1050 corrosion?

Westflorida

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What amount of corrosion can I expect from 1050 steel?(compared to other carbon steel).
 
The plain carbon steels rust very readily. For example, if you get them wet during use even a short time before cleanup (half an hour) can induce visible rusting.

-Cliff
 
On my users that are plain steel, I get them to "blue" with lime juice or tomatos or something of that type (onions too) some people use mayo. It gives them some protection as it is like "pre-rusting" them at a determined rate. Seems to cut down on some of the maintainance. I still dry them before putting them up though...

YMMV

-Sam.
 
All simple carbon steels will rust and stain, if not protected or fastidiously cared for. And 1050 is certainly the most simple of carbon steels. Iron, and 0.50% carbon, and 0.6% to 0.9% manganese That's it.

This stuff will develop rust spots even indoors unless you wax the blades. It's not a problem indoors, you just wax.

Used for much of anything, they stain.



[This message has been edited by rdangerer (edited 02-08-2001).]
 
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