what material is this kickplate?

Old 03-13-23, 08:57 AM
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what material is this kickplate?

Our exterior door has a kickplate. When I put a magnet to it, there is no attraction. I notice that the screws holding it on are starting to rust. What material is the kickplate likely and what type/material screws should I get to prevent them from rusting again? Thanks

Old 03-13-23, 09:19 AM
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Could be stainless steel which is not always magnetic. Stainless steel screws would work and won't rust. You might trying scratching it with a knife blade on the edge to see if it's soft like aluminum.
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Your kick plate is most likely stainless steel though there is a slight chance it's brushed aluminum. Either way stainless steel screws would be the best.

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