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Dark Annealed Steel Wire?
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:47 AM
Got this at ace hardware today. Has anybody used it and will it rust? thanks
Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:34 AM
Unless it's stainless, it probably will rust.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:33 AM
Unless it says "stainless steel" somewhere on the package it's more than likely plain carbon steel which will most definitely rust.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:59 AM
annealed steel is regular carbon steel that has gone thought a heat treating process to make it easier to work with. Since it isnt a stainless it will rust out on you.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:26 AM
check the display. they usually have stainless wire in the same gauge.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:19 PM
Thanks, I guess I'm out 4$. I only bought it because it looked pretty!
Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:47 PM
One quick way to find out if it will rust is to put a piece of it in salt water overnight.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:38 PM
The good news is you can use it for jigs, hangers, and such around the shop!