I want to protect the edges of the floor hatch inside the wheelhouse. I can find suitable stainless angle in 430 polished stainless, but not 316. Would that be Ok as it is an inside location? If not can anyone suggest a supplier of stainless angle in 316?
To Be honest Salar inside it should not be too much of a problem but it loses its properties when welded.
here is its better name and the uses
ISO/TS15510 X6Cr17 is a ferritic, straight chromium, non-hardenable grade, combining good corrosion resistance and formability characteristics with useful mechanical properties. The ability of X6Cr17 steel to resist nitric acid attack permits its use in specific chemical applications but automotive trim and appliance components represents its largest fields of application.
These properties for X6Cr17 steel are specified for flat rolled product (plate, sheet and coil) in ASTM A959. Similar but not necessarily identical properties are specified for other products such as forgings and bar in their respective specifications.
Typical applications for X6Cr17 steel include: (1)Linings for dish washers (2)Refrigerator cabinet panels (3)Automotive trim (4)Lashing Wire (5)Element Supports (6)Stove trim rings (7)Fasteners (8)Chimney Liners
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I wouldn't use it anywhere near a permanent salt water environment but where it can be regularly wiped down It should be ok.