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I know it has been posted before and I've read most of them, but ... To those who have SS bull bars, how do they withstand the weather, do they rust after a while, are they strong , mounting , how is it, etc. Your opinions please. I'm planning on getting hunter brand, I think they look pretty nice.
 

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It depends what grade of SS it's made from. Some SS will never rust. Some cheaper SS has carbon in it and it can get some surface rust. If you polish and wax it occassionally then it should last as long as your truck.
 

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300 series is far more corrosion resistant than 400 series (which contains carbon). No stainless is 100% corrosion "proof". If you are using dis-simular mounting hardware it will be more prone to corrosion. A little routine maintinence should keep things in check.
 

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Silver-Bolt said:
300 series is far more corrosion resistant than 400 series (which contains carbon). No stainless is 100% corrosion "proof".
Within the 300 series, usually the higher the number, the more corrosion proof it is.

The 400 series is generally stronger than the 300 series, but I'm not sure if the corrosion goes up with the numbers.
 

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Generally, stronger steel means more carbon. More carbon means more rust. But there's a limit. Too much carbon will make the steel break instead of bending.
 
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