Re: [SergentEng] Re: Corrosion on couplers

Jason McKee <jdmkee@...>

Funny, i haven't had a problem with oxidisation with my sergents and i am in Queensland, i don't do anything different from what i have seen other doing,  mind you i haven't got my new non painted ones built, so maybe that has got something to do with it





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Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Re: Corrosion on couplers



I'm not so sure that humidity alone was the cause of the problem, it can
get quite humid here and I've not experienced it, assembled or not;
though my assembled couplers seem to get a good amount of graphite in
them when using the pencil.

The white powder is oxidisation, essentially rust for Zinc. The only way
I can think of to get that much oxidisation is a galvanic reaction
between the zinc coupler and stainless steel ball, and given the size
of the ball that's got to be a huge long shot.

Anyway, nice to see another Oz member (from my state to boot) here using

Land of OZ

On 03/05/2016 18:14, michael.graff@... [SergentEng] wrote:
> This must be a humidity issue...
> I have unassembled couplers in an open box at my desk, and they show no
> sign of corrosion.
> The white powder mentioned before is probably a zinc residue and as such
> it is very moisture sensitive.

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