How to Prevent Galling in Stainless Steel Fasteners?

Answer When two pieces of metal rub against each other, they create friction. Friction between the metals causes heat to form in the contact area. Galling happens when a threaded fastener seizes from fric... Read More »

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How to Install Stainless Steel Canvas Snap Fasteners?

Originally designed for boating, canvas snaps are used for a wide variety of crafts. They are easy to install, but it may take a little practice to get the process correct every time. Canvas snaps ... Read More »

Is satin nickel or stainless steel cabinet hardware a better match with todays brushed stainless steel appliances?

Answer Stainless steel cabinet hardware is definitely a better match than satin nickel for todays brushed stainless steel appliances. However, when it comes to stuff like (entry or closet) door ha... Read More »

Is there anyway to take scratches out of stainless steel I have a scratch on my stainless steel watch.?

From a materials science point-of-view, anything harder than steel can physically buff the scratches out, but most things would just introduce further scratching. I don't know if the watch is water... Read More »

Why am I starting to get faint rust stains on my stainless steel appliances How can I get rid of or prevent?

There are different grades of stainless steel. The lower the grade, the more likely it is to rust. It's a myth that stainless steel doesn't rust. It does if it's low grade. To prevent rust, make su... Read More »