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Old 08-18-2008, 09:30 PM   #15
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I know the screws holding my running and marker lights in place aren't aluminum because they are turning to rust not aluminum oxide. When this happens, most people replace them with stainless steel screws.

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Old 08-18-2008, 10:03 PM   #16
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Galvanic corrosion requires an electolyte. Salt water is a weak electrolyte. This is why marine applications sometimes use a sacrificial zinc block (or anode)... and why people building metal boats (and ships) worry about it far more than people who build travel trailers.

I doubt an Airstream in a dry climate would have much galvanic corrosion. If you were in a much damper climate (with acidic rain) or in an area with salt spray (like the Eastern Shore), I would think galvanic corrosion might be a greater concern. Personally, I think stainless is preferable to zinc or untreated metal. What might be better, for nominal load applications like holding a light bezel, would be aluminum... at least from a corrosion perspective. From a mechanical perspective, I would prefer a stainless fastener.

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