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Spudger (Product 3434) is not made of Stainless Steel
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Spudger (Product 3434) is not made of Stainless Steel

by ashurbr on Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:07 pm

Hi there Adafruit,

I bought 2x of these because I thought they were made of stainless steel. They appear to be nickel plated steel and they rust where they get scuffed a bit. I thought you should know.

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Re: Spudger (Product 3434) is not made of Stainless Steel

by adafruit_support_mike on Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:27 pm

Hmm.. could you post a photo showing the rusted part please? 800x600 images usually work best.

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Re: Spudger (Product 3434) is not made of Stainless Steel

by ashurbr on Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:29 am

Greetings,

The rust is difficult to photograph, but as requested see the pics. I needed to file down the edge so it would fit into a part, that's when I discovered what seemed to me to be nickel plated over copper over regular steel. There is also the attraction to magnets, which I know is not conclusive (there are magnetic stainless steels). Thanks!

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Re: Spudger (Product 3434) is not made of Stainless Steel

by ashurbr on Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:35 am

I forgot to add that you can confirm it for yourself by taking one from your stock and sanding a bit - it will reveal a copper layer which upon further sanding reveal the underlying steel which will then rust.

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Re: Spudger (Product 3434) is not made of Stainless Steel

by adafruit_support_mike on Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:30 am

Thank you. I'll ask our QA team to check that out.

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Re: Spudger (Product 3434) is not made of Stainless Steel

by adafruit2 on Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:33 pm

ugh, well, we ordered stainless. product page has been updated for now - we don't have any other options so if it wont work for you email support@adafruit for a refund!

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