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Anybody dealt with 2024 aluminum? Question
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Posted by: pashA

06/12/2006, 22:22:33

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How low is it's corrosion resistance. Is it worse than that of carbon steel?







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06/14/2006, 22:50:08

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I would have to say no - 2024 is commonly used for aircraft sheet metal. In identical environments, carbon steel will rust away. 2024 is actualy a clad material normally composed of a aluminum alloy in the center and a more pure aluminum at the outside layers. Pure aluminum (or any metal) tends to oxidize less. Additionaly, when aluminum oxidizes, it will form a chalky residue on the outer surfaces which helps to protect the base material from further environmental oxidation.







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Thanks. nt
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06/15/2006, 16:57:47

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