Bronze Wood Screws & Nails
Classic Boat Supplies now imports high-quality bronze wood screws and nails into Australia following the decision by Otter Industries to stop production here. We sell a range of silicon bronze nails and both slot-head/slotted silicon bronze screws and square-drive silicon bronze screws.
So why use silicon bronze fastenings on your boat, deck or other structure exposed to the weather?
Apart from the aesthetic benefits of a bronze, silicon bronze is preferred over stainless steel when embedding the fixture into a deck or some other 'air tight' location. Stainless steel requires constant exposure to air to maintain its coating of Chromium Oxide - the substance responsible for protecting the screw and preventing corrosion.
Silicon bronze is almost as hard as stainless and it doesn't need exposure to the atmosphere to maintain its resistance to corrosion. Bronze will age to have an appearance similar to exposed copper.
In comparison to brass, bronze is significantly harder and much more resistant to corrosion. Brass nails are not recommended for external use and especially not around environments subject to weather or salt water.
We invite you to browse through our range of bronze fasteners in our on-line shop. Remember that other products can be obtained and we welcome all enquiries.
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