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Question steel and vapor acid
« on: November 11, 2019, 02:16:38 PM »

surgical steel is corroded oxidized by some presence of muriatic acid vapor in the environment?

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Re: Question steel and vapor acid
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 01:48:27 PM »
"Surgical steel" isn't accurate enough. It can belong to very different families of stainless steel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surgical_stainless_steel

The hard martensitic or ledeburitic stainless steels make cutting tools, possibly some prostheses. They definitely won't resist hydrochloric acid. Even a short exposure would collapse its future resistance to water, needing special cleaning.

The softer austenitic stainless steel, of "surgical" or marine composition (Aisi 316L or 17Cr-12Ni-Mo-blahblah) makes piercings and some implants. It resists hydrochloric acid in reasonable concentration at room temperature.

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Re: Question steel and vapor acid
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 02:32:52 PM »

Do I clean bathroom with muriatic acid generate a muriatic vapor spread throughout the house corroding these metals?  vapor muriatic acid corrosion?
I refer to the surgical steel of the balls used in supplement mix shakers


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Re: Question steel and vapor acid
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 04:40:11 PM »
We told you many times that it is impossible to answer precisely your questions as there are way too many unknowns.
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