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Old 30-12-2011, 06:37   #1
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New rigging showing signs of rust

We have recently had all our standing rigging replaced by a reputable rigging company in the UK. There is a lot of rust appearing where the wire enters the terminals and also on the wire spiralling down the shrouds.

Is this part of the running in process? Will it disappear over time or is it something more sinister? We have no reason to doubt our rigger's word.
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Old 30-12-2011, 06:49   #2
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Re: New rigging showing signs of rust

I don't think it is a part of any running in process. My rigging is 5 years old and is showing no rust staining at all. I'd ask your rigger where he got his wire from and if he knows its provenance; if its Chinese be wary. Wire that new should not be showing any appreciable rusting and I'd be worried if it was.
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Acid rain from Europe....?
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Re: New rigging showing signs of rust

We replaced the rigging on our cat a few years ago. Within 2 weeks we had rust running of it. They figured they got a bad batch of wire and replaced it again. Same thing happened. I'm surprised this happened to you. I was under the impression the European stainless was of better quality than what we get here in the states. Maybe everyone's jumping on the Chinese built materials because of their low cost?
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Re: New rigging showing signs of rust

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Acid rain from Europe....?
Acid would dissolve the rust.
Are they 304 SS? 304 has more iron then 316 wire.
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