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Old 01-30-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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hey guys!

well, i went out and got everything yesterday, went to put it together till i realized the washers didn't look like stainless steel. (and they weren't )
Went back out to a few different places, still couldn't find it, Create a bolt only had the 1/2" sized ones, didn't see any 5/8ths ones.
I Haven't read this anywhere of why you shouldn't use it. But, is there any reason to not use the zync plated ones?
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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They rust.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:40 PM   #3
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I wouldn't do it. When different metals are in contact with each other, a process called galvanic corrosion exists. Eventually, the zinc will dissolve since it is the sacrificial anode. Look for stainless steel parts on the net if you can't find them locally.

 
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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For neutral water, zinc is not very soluble. However it is soluble in acidic solution like wort.

It is a normal item in river/sea water and sea food, etc, but in very low concentrations. I googled up rumors of zinc toxicity in humans, but found no definite concentrations mentioned. I'd avoid it.

 
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:25 PM   #5
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and on that note, i thank ya'll!

gonna call some more places (gonna cross my fingers on plumbing stores and some powerboat places!)
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:39 PM   #6
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Try Fastenal:

http://www.fastenal.com/web/storeInf...estType=search

They will have SS washers, but I think you will be forced to buy a 10 pack IIRC.

 
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:04 PM   #7
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I have had GREAT luck at my local True Value Harware...GL!
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:06 PM   #8
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Try Fastenal:

http://www.fastenal.com/web/storeInf...estType=search

They will have SS washers, but I think you will be forced to buy a 10 pack IIRC.
i would deff head there, if i wasn't so impatient lol. i have it all sitting there and ready to roll, except for that damned washer.

and! zamal, i just called my local ACE hardware, they said they have a 5/8ths SS washer thats just a tad smaller then a normal fender washer, but is just as thick, so gonna go down after work and check it out. if that fails, i will be calling true value for sure

Thanks everyone!
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