How often should chemical blackened screws be oiled to prolong their finish?
Close
Login to Your Account
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Country
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    20
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default How often should chemical blackened screws be oiled to prolong their finish?

    Hi,

    Does anyone know how often I should oil or wax chemical blackened stainless steel screws in order to prolong the aesthetics of the matte black finish?

    Thanks,

    Roger

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    California
    Posts
    2,507
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    886
    Likes (Received)
    1637

    Default

    So these bolts go on your ocean going boat? Or do they hold up that one piece of equipment in your sex slave chamber? Or maybe they are in a nice chair in your living room? Or maybe they are on an electrical panel in your rock crushing plant? Oh! Maybe they are holding up a painting in your art gallery?

    One would think that if a plated bolt needs oiling or waxing, you got the wrong plating on that bolt, ehh?

  3. Likes digger doug liked this post
  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    California, Central Coast
    Posts
    3,745
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2194
    Likes (Received)
    1475

    Default

    They are stainless, what is oil or wax going to protect them from? If something touches them it will polish off the black coloring. The more it is touched the faster it will look like shiny stainless. I have used these and they look great. I have not used them in direct sunlight so I don't know if the sun will break down or fade the finish. What are you using them on?

  5. Likes RogerCrossley, Jim7511 liked this post
  6. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Country
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    20
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default

    Yes they look great. I understand that the oxide film benefits from wax to prolong the matte black colour, so they continue to look great in our machinery. The chemical black finish is for aesthetics not for corrosion resistance. Its not near sunlight.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    California, Central Coast
    Posts
    3,745
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2194
    Likes (Received)
    1475

    Default

    Yes it would if you used a hard wax. The wax will take a tiny amount of polishing before it is rubbed off. Same as waxing your car, the wax will take some abuse while protecting the paint. Re-aplly often but that in itself might rub off the black finish.

  8. Likes RogerCrossley liked this post
  9. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    4,823
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    3267
    Likes (Received)
    3683

    Default

    your place must be running like the finest of Swiss watches for this to be the big management issue to wrestle to the ground

  10. Likes digger doug liked this post
  11. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Sunny South West Florida, USA
    Posts
    2,881
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    10700
    Likes (Received)
    3274

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgyver View Post
    your place must be running like the finest of Swiss watches for this to be the big management issue to wrestle to the ground
    I took it as machinery he's manufacturing/selling, not machinery he's running... But I could be wrong...

  12. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Country
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    20
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default

    It is for machines that we produce, so the hard wax sounds like a good option. Thanks for that


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •