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Beads left outside

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by 23vc, 11 Jan 2019.

  1. 23vc

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    loads of skim beads, accidentally left them outside uncovered all winter. They’re dulled but not rusty. Safe to use? Or better bin them incase they rust in years to come? Cheers.
     
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    Why take the risk for the small cost?
     
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    True, just that there’s loads of them and I’d rather not throw them away. You’re probably right though, not worth the risk. Only times I’ve ever seen beads rusted in situ is externally or in damp areas internally.
     
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    Exactly. They will rust externally even when covered by render and it always looks awful.
     
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    if they are the galvanised ones, the galvanising weathers away over time. If they have gone dull they have already lost some of the original coating. The original coating was only intended to stop them rusting in the warehouse or on-site while the plaster was wet.
     
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    Thanks guys, I’ll chuck em
     
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    I would say use them there not going to rust inside
     
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    Cheers Steve, I’ve used a couple so time will tell but The rest I’ve binned already.
     
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