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Outdoor stainless steel curtain industrial-patio

Outdoor stainless steel curtain

Outdoor stainless steel curtain for shading west facing terrace. Fabrication and photo by

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September 24, 2012
Diane Mazefsky wrote:
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The material you're asking about is Corten steel, also known as weathering steel. The rust layer on Corten forms a protective coating and greatly reduces the long term corrosion of the material. You can find out some info about it on Wikipedia at Pay attention to the section regarding staining and continuing corrosion if the material remains in constant contact with water. I also believe that the runoff from Corten is corrosive to aluminum. Nonetheless, it's a great material when used properly, developing a beautiful patina over time.
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