Originally Posted by totallyfrozen
According to this guy
there is. Not sure how he expects STAINLESS steel or nickel to rust.
Stainless steel doesn't agree with salt but otherwise, it shouldn't rust in pure water.
Actually, not entirely true. The term "Stainless Steel" is really more of a marketing term than a scientific one. There are many, many different alloys of a type of steel that is called "Stainless", and some will in fact be quite prone to oxidize and exhibit what we know as rust. Here's a quick test you can do yourself. Take a magnet to different items termed Stainless Steel. Some things will have virtually no magnetic attraction, some will have quite a bit. Reason... depending on the alloy, there may be more or less iron in the mix. Iron.... that's the part that mixes with moisture, oxidizes and causes rust.
And over the years, after doing both the boiling method and denatured alcohol method, in my totally unscientific way, I think the denatured alcohol method makes my strings sound more new than the boiling method. Just my $.02....