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Does forged steel rust?

Views: 285 Update Date:Dec 05 , 2023
Yes, forged steel can rust. Steel is primarily composed of iron, and when iron is exposed to moisture and oxygen, it undergoes a chemical reaction known as corrosion, resulting in the formation of iron oxide, commonly known as rust. Forged steel, like other types of steel, is susceptible to rusting when exposed to conditions that promote corrosion.

To prevent rusting, forged steel is often coated with protective layers, such as paint, zinc, or other corrosion-resistant coatings. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and applying protective coatings, can help extend the lifespan of forged steel and prevent or minimize rusting. Additionally, storing forged steel in dry and well-ventilated environments can contribute to reducing the risk of rust formation.
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