stainless steel vs galvanized


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Old 02-06-05, 05:52 AM
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stainless steel vs galvanized

I bought Bostitch coiled nails at Lowes. The store clerk told me they were galvanized. But they did not look like galvanized nails I'm used to seeing. They have a shiny gold/brass coller to them. Are these stainless steel nails? Is there much of a difference in longevity between these type of nails?
 
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Old 02-06-05, 09:02 AM
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The box should say exactly. They are coated galvanized, not stainless steel. While coil nails are avalible in SST, they are vary rare. I do not believe Home Depot carries SST coils. I agree, they don't look anything like the hot-dipped we used to hand pound.
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Old 02-06-05, 10:03 AM
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If you every want to check out anything as being a good SST just take a magnet and see if it will stick to it If it dont then its a good grade of SST.

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Old 02-06-05, 01:44 PM
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If they were stainless, they would have cost a small fortune. I payed $14/ coil for stainless ringshank nails for the Geodecek T&G i installed. Plus SS nails are rare.
 
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Old 02-06-05, 04:49 PM
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Well, I went back and looked at the box. It does say that it's galvanized. Bostith must have come up with some magic ink because I swear I did not see that word on the box the other day... and I only had one beer then
 
 

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