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Old 03-11-2008, 11:03 PM
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Actually I think the ones on my boat are stainless ?? Each one also has a small stamping "made in USA" - I'd like to keep that motto going
They are probably crome plated brass. They will look stainless when they are like that.
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keep what u got.... since then all that stuff is foriegn junk now... go look at a new donzi or fountain.... they even told me so at the boat show when there was rust around some of em on NEW boats


man ur post count goin up!!!
Yeah I hear ya...your prob right about the quality...maybe I'll just pull em all off and really clean em good by hand.
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They are probably crome plated brass. They will look stainless when they are like that.
Any idea how to get 'em nice and shiney again ?
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Yeah I hear ya...your prob right about the quality...maybe I'll just pull em all off and really clean em good by hand.
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You have too much spare time on hands.
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just make sure that they are all brass not the cheaper alluminum ones.
They are nickel plated brass.

I just replaced all my snaps on the AT with Stainless ones that I ordered from them. They had both the nickel plated brass and SS in regular snaps. I also ordered some other SS bolts from them. Shipped quick and correct and the shipping charge was cheap.
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West Marine & McMaster-Carr are aluminum. I replace all mine last winter. They now look like crap.

I have not found stainless or chrome plated brass. I am sure those would look better. Where can I get those???
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This one says it's stainless. Not sure if it justifies a fiver apiece though
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Anything you can buy for 5 bucks for a Cigarette is cheap! I don't care how many of them you need. Step up and get the stainless ones and you will probably never replace them again.
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