Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: stainless steel tie rod bracing

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
I have experienced galling w/ bare SS nuts & bolts use w/o anti-seize compounds, was too lazy to look for it & out it on.  :(

I have seldom use SS components w/ non-SS components but when I have done so; no galling

The typical "fix" in aerospace is for nuts to have baked dry lube finish or SS nuts can be silver plated

We commonly used MS21043; a SS deformed hex lock nuts, silver plated. 
NEVER had a galling problem with these on any type fastener

Bare aluminim & SS in any combo should get some sort of anti-seize lube to prevent nasty headaches.  :)


On 1/20/06, Mike Jones <mjones(--nospam--at)> wrote:
FWIW,  I've always used anti-seize compound when installing sparkplugs
into an aluminum head.  Similar application, carbon steel into a
material that forms an oxide coating.


Shade tree mechanic extraordinaire

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dickey, David [mailto: David.Dickey(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 7:37 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: stainless steel tie rod bracing

> Does anyone know if galling can occur when connecting a
> carbon steel rod with a stainless end fitting?  Could enough
> oxide shavings accumulate from the stainless fitting alone to
> cause problems?
> Thanks,
> David Dickey, PE
> Lexington, KY

******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at:
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To
*   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
*   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at) Remember, any email you
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web
*   site at:
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********