Comments on Profile Post by Lyer25

  1. Lyer25
    Lyer25
    Extensive renovations still ongoing (ugh), gonna be working on this soonish. Some asshats have been stabbing dogs' faces with sticks and they should be thankful I haven't seen their faces. Also usual concerns about break-ins and the like.
    Feb 10, 2019
  2. JustAnotherRando
    JustAnotherRando
    Bit of a wild guess, but I would have thought that the treatment of the steel (i.e. galvanising) is more important than the type of steel.

    Aluminium wouldn't have the same corrosion issues, but it's quite soft and trickier to weld.
    Feb 11, 2019
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  3. Lyer25
    Lyer25
    Sorry, was unclear. Meant to ask about what specific treatment of steel (or any other metal) would be best for stupid climates like I have and is good for potential break-ins, haha. I don't know a lot about metallurgy but know enough about knives and nibs that I'm trying to find a good balance. Been reading up a bit but it's all pretty vague so far. Maybe I'm just overthinking and should use random rebar.
    Feb 11, 2019
  4. frenchbat
    frenchbat
    Random steel + rustguard paint should do the trick.
    Feb 11, 2019
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  5. Lyer25
    Lyer25
    Thanks! That's been my fallback but I'm worried about finding something that's rigid enough to stand on its own but has enough give to withstand impact. Have had a couple cars run into the old one, never mind the abuse the dogs give it, haha. Thanks!
    Feb 11, 2019
  6. Taverius
    Taverius
    There a lot of stuff you can do, but simple is probably best.

    Cerakote for example is an awesome finish and good enough for guns, but nothing lasts forever, all needs maintenance, so in the end something you can fix yourself with some sandpaper and a paintbrush wins.

    Start with the most corrosion resistant stainless you can get for real cheap, it's all the same unless you can harden it for intrusion protection.
    Feb 11, 2019
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  7. JK47
    JK47
    POR15 car coating is anti-rust as it gets.
    Feb 11, 2019
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  8. Lyer25
    Lyer25
    Looking into those, thanks! Kinda just gave up and decided "eh, go with whatever steel", haha. The coating suggestions are a big help.
    Feb 11, 2019
  9. Taverius
    Taverius
    Steel codes are kind of a mess but stainless has at least one thing going for it, if you can get 2 of the same number but one ends in 'L' thats low carbon, which is usually easier to weld and higher corrosion resistance.
    Feb 11, 2019
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  10. Lyer25
    Lyer25
    Yup! It's the "easier to weld" part that sold me on it, haha. It's not like I'll be doing the whole thing, we're getting help, but I imagine getting any material easier to work with will be a worthwhile investment.
    Feb 11, 2019