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steel nails in wood

Xavier

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Hi,

I'd need your opinion on a concern I have : I used some little tempered steel nails to hold my ailerons' corner blocks while glueing in place, but I wasn't able to remove some of them as they are really brittle, so I'll have to let them inside.
I've heard that, due to the wood's internal moisture, one should avoid to let some non-stainless metal parts inside the wood as this could lead to rust then rot... So the question is : Could that be a concern in my case (assuming my ailerons will be entirely clear coated soon), and if yes is there any solution to improve the situation ?

Thanks for your help

Xav
 

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