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Painting stainless steel???
Another thread got me thinking. I have some stainless steel hardware that has recently been "heavily scratched/etched"
I have thought of having the hardware primed and painted with a 2 part polyurethane marine paint but i'm concerned about crevice corrosion issues as stainless steel needs oxygen exposure to chemically prevent itself from corrosion.
I have two thoughts... 1) The stainless steel will be painted preventing any exposure and thus corrosion as it will be protected from moisture and salt by the paint.
2) The paint will block the necessary oxygen exposure and the stainless will begin to corrode under the paint... leading to failure.
Anyone have any thoughts or successfully painted marine stainless steel without issues???