REDCOR® Corten Steel
REDCOR® steel stands as a premium alternative to imported weathering steels, proudly manufactured in Australia by BlueScope®. Specifically engineered to endure the harsh Australian conditions, this cold-rolled steel offers exceptional performance and reliability.
By choosing REDCOR® steel, you not only support local Australian manufacturing but also gain access to a high-quality material tailor-made for the challenging Australian environment.
What You Need To Know About REDCOR® Corten Steel
REDCOR® steel has an increased resistance to corrosion as it forms a protective layer of oxide on its surface which regenerates as required over the steels life.
The steel will appear light grey almost polished when first purchased off the shelf. This is simply because it is supplied to us with a thin film of oil on the outer layer, ensuring it doesn’t start rusting on the shelf. It will take anywhere from a few weeks to 4 months to get an even coating of rust.
Why is my new Corten steel not like the photos?
Can you make corten steel rust faster?
What are some of the benefits of having a corten steel surface that’s rusted?
Are there any drawbacks to making corten steel rust faster?
How long will it take for corten steel to rust if you don’t do anything to speed up the process?
How can you protect other surfaces from rust if you’re trying to speed up the rusting process on corten steel ?
One way to protect other surfaces from rust is to use a sacrificial metal. This is a metal that will corrode before the Corten steel, thus protecting the Corten steel from rust. The most common sacrificial metals are zinc and aluminum. You can also use an inhibitor, which is a substance that slows down the rusting process. Rust inhibitors are typically applied to Corten steel before it is exposed to the elements. In this way, they form a barrier between the steel and the oxygen and water that cause rusting. Finally, you can coat the Corten steel with a sealant or paint. This will provide a barrier against oxygen and water, and it will also help to hide the rusty appearance of the steel.