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Old 06-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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I am buying some hurricane fabric shields and can't decide whether to go with the galvanized or stainless pins that are inserted into the brick. The stainless inserts are a $512 upgrade. Is the upgrade worth the extra $512?
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WOW!!! How many pins we talking here?

Not on a boat or on salt water? I'd say no. Maybe spray them with WD-40 now and again.

Even inboard motors still use non-stainless, non-galvanized hardware.

I had the guy who built a 60' x 20' enclosure to use all stainless screws and it cost an extra $150 or so to avoid stain lines.

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I am buying some hurricane fabric shields and can't decide whether to go with the galvanized or stainless pins that are inserted into the brick. The stainless inserts are a $512 upgrade. Is the upgrade worth the extra $512?
Probably not the "good" non-magnetic SS either, sheez.
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Probably not the "good" non-magnetic SS either, sheez.
"Good" non-magnetic Stainless is more brittle than the "Bad" magnetic stainless. One is of no higher quality than the other. They are for different purposes. the less nickel it has the more magnetic it will be, but the softer and less brittle it will be. high nickel stainless is more resistant to oxidation, but it's shear strength in not high.

Galvanized will be a stronger pin. If it is prone to wear that will remove the galvanized finish, then I would go stainless. If no wear, then I would go galvanized.
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I would think hurricane anchors in brick will be used maybe once or twice a year. I'd go with the galvanized, brush them a little with a bronze brush if they get a little rusty, then squirt some WD-40.

Think of it this way. We ALL use plain steel studs on the hubs of our trailers. Hopefully we exercise them a couple time a year. (Though I've cut off my fair share of studs behind a frozen nut.)

I don't see any reason for stainless in this application for $530.



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I am in the shutter business. If you have any questions, please call me @ 850-982-7092 . Sometimes ss is better sometimes not. either way lets discuss....
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$530 give me a break how many million screws are there. What a ripoff.
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Thanks for the replies. There are a total of 256 pins. The ss is a $2 per pin upgrade. I am having the work done through Rebuild NW Florida.

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Get the rubber caps that cover em. Get a grease gun, get a neighbor kid and $20. Smear a little grease in every cap and cover the galv. Panel mates. You will never have a problem!!!
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