Gordon Nichols posted:
More than you wanted to now about stainless steel, below - Yes, there are a BUNCH of different "grades" of SS. Some of them rust, some of them don't, depending on how much chromium in in the alloy mix. Some can "corrode" to whatever is mated to them, as Mike inferred, but sometimes that corrosion can be dendritic growth (crystalline structure that forms a chemical bond between two surfaces). In your rainforest climate, the anti-seize makes a lot of of sense, if at the very least as an insulator between the two parts.
You getting hit by the storms we're hearing about, headed your way?
Very helpful. As much as I hate opening my anti-seize (I always get it all over myself), I guess I'll dive in. Thanks to you and Mike for the tip. No storms today, sunny and 75* F. We had rain and wind over the last couple of days and I heard that someone measured a gust of 60 mph here in Kihei. We're on the dry side of a 10,000 ft volcano, so we don't usually get much rain. It's kind of a novelty. We do have several inches of snow upcountry on the volcano. It is nice to be able to find cold weather and then drive back home to the warm. You guys be careful over on the mainland.