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lunner
02/02/2006, 05:40 PM
Hi

I am doing my first reto canopy but don't know what type of wood screw I should get to put them on... My main concern is rust.

PLMK
Thanks

cmhollis
02/02/2006, 05:42 PM
Stainless steel, available anywhere.

Yose
02/02/2006, 05:44 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6652345#post6652345 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by cmhollis
Stainless steel, available anywhere.


Yep :)

Phyxius
02/02/2006, 05:44 PM
I used stainless ones I found through a boat store real cheap on mine. My one canopy is over a yr old and they have no rust at all. I used them for the canopy construction, mounting reflectors and clips for the wiring and they are all still looking new.
My cheaper so called stainless hinges and screws(came as a set) are another story that I bought through Home Depot. They all have rust on them already

Yose
02/02/2006, 05:47 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6652368#post6652368 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Phyxius
My cheaper so called stainless hinges and screws(came as a set) are another story that I bought through Home Depot. They all have rust on them already

You might want to consider nickel hinges. My canopy has nickel hinges and hinge screws. Not a spot of rust after almost two years :)

Phyxius
02/02/2006, 05:49 PM
Yose


Thanks for the info. I`m getting ready to break it down(65 reef) for new tank and was planning on replacing them before selling of the system.

Yose
02/02/2006, 05:51 PM
:)

lunner
02/02/2006, 05:57 PM
I can't seem to find any stainless steel screws around... tried a few HomeDepot and Lowe's, no luck. may be I looked at the wrong place...

Phyxius
02/02/2006, 06:02 PM
lunner
You will probably have better luck in the Lowes stores. Around here the stainless screws are in slide out drawers in the isle with other hardware. Its usually located in the aisles near the paint sections. If you look for the big steel display cases with slide out drawers they are in there with all the odds and ends and specialty fasteners.

Ploppers
02/03/2006, 11:19 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6652368#post6652368 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Phyxius
My cheaper so called stainless hinges and screws(came as a set) are another story that I bought through Home Depot. They all have rust on them already

LOL, I'm pretty sure I have those same hinges.

lunner
02/03/2006, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the advice, bought some stainless screws from Lowe's. Also got a set of long stainless hinges from them too.

ravenr
02/04/2006, 11:07 AM
SS is the only way to go.

raddogz
02/04/2006, 12:03 PM
Deck screws work very well as they are coated too.