Creston Stainless Steel Hinges – Philippines

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We splurged on Creston brand stainless steel, ball bearing hinges for all our doors, inside and out.  The hinges seem good.  They came with screws.  They were expensive.  We guess the package did not say the screws were stainless steel.  We just assumed they were.  Wrong.  See below.  Caveat emptor!

Creston hinge with rusty screws

Creston hinge with rusty screws

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  3. I sympathize, we assume that stainless steel is the same the world over but we find disappointment in the Philippines. Its also not very strong. We used s/t hinges on doors at the beach house but they were sold rust after a year or so.
    Difficult to offer a solution other than painting but its the sharp edges that get rusty first and then it spreads.
    I remember reading different solutions on a forum of 4×4″off roaders” for keeping their chassis’s clean. Various solutions were offered from red lead to zinc additions to paint coatings. however one poster remarked that he coated his chassis with a mixture of diesel and heavy grease. He washed it down each year and applied a re-coating. no problems.
    ….not suggesting this for our house hinges but a similar idea would not go amiss. A rubberized or lactose based paint covering would protect the metal from moisture and be easier to remove than enamel. It would also expand with the metal and continue protection.

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