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USnavy


Dec 22, 2011, 3:00 AM

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Polishing bolts to increase their corrosion resistance in marine environments?
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At least one manufacturer of marine grade glue-in bolts polishes the exposed parts of their bolts. Polishing the bolt makes sense, it makes for a smoother profile which reduces the chance of salt crystals sticking to the surface of the bolt, and all the like.

I bought some 316SS Wave Bolts and I am considering polishing the exposed parts of the bolt before installing them in an effort to extend their lifespan. I am wondering what specific type of polish and/ or buffing compound should be used. I know some SS polish can actually promote pitting and I dont want to inhibit the passivization coating on the SS, making things worse. So there is a lot to consider.

Does anyone have any recommendations for this process?


(This post was edited by USnavy on Dec 22, 2011, 3:02 AM)



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