Yep you can get them, but they ain't cheap! I use them on the bikes
where they are 1) visible and 2) critical to the rider's safety.
Regular SS either 18-8 or 316 is about 75K PSI with grade 5s running
Brians comments on socket head or allen screws is spot on. They
generally exceed grade 8. Good stuff.
Neverseize is a marvelous thing!
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Subject: Re: Fasteners
Author: Brian Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org> at ccout
Date: 1/13/98 12:31 PM
To my knowledge, marine stainless is about the equivalent of grade 2 SAE, or
ungraded. The only advantage stainless has is it doesn't corrode.
Personally, I use brass nuts on studs for the exhaust manifolds of LBC's,
brass also not corroding and not galling. I've heard of high strength
stainless, however. I also use neverseize almost everywhere exposed to weather.
At 11:29 AM 1/13/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I thought Stainless was softer than, say, grade 5 bolts.