Rusty Arm bolts - any precautions?
Posted 03 September 2006 - 01:36 PM
Any suggestions on treatment?
Performance is fine, but it looks odd, and I have heard that it's the look that matters these days :-)
Posted 03 September 2006 - 02:04 PM
Would like to hear opinions.
Posted 03 September 2006 - 05:08 PM
Maybe Tiffen should have used stainless...
I'm sure I didn't do what's best for the arm but I put some "T-9" on a cloth and just wiped the heads of the bolts. Seems to keep the rust look to a minimum.
Maybe someone else has a better idea of what to do.
Posted 03 September 2006 - 05:43 PM
What you all are encountering is normal for unprotected black oxide carbon steel bolts.
Simply put, stainless steel hardware is way more brittle and has much less tensile strength than high carbon steel bolts with a black oxide coating.
The best method for anti-fuzz protection is to regularly coat your exposed steel hardware with a corrosion inhibitor like CorrosionX or ACF-50. Both are available in non-aerosol pump spray bottles which are handy to carry with you for extra protection.
I prefer CorrosionX and have used it methodically since 1996 and have been extremely pleased with the results, not only on my Steadicam gear, but also on my Boston Whaler boat.
Good luck and good spraying!
Brant S. Fagan, SOC
Posted 03 September 2006 - 10:20 PM
There seems to be a Danish distributer, so it may be possible to do asap :-)
Posted 06 October 2006 - 05:56 AM
Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:29 AM