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    Source for stainless nut, bolts, threaded screws, etc.

    What's a good source for stainless metric nuts, bolts, etc. hardware?
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    Bolt Depot.com is my go to source. The deciding factor for me was that you can buy in single quantities instead of having to buy a minimum of 20, or 50 like McMaster and other sites. Prices are competitive per piece and you can save buying in larger quantities if you are wanting to have a stash of spares for common sizes.

    https://www.boltdepot.com/

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    And worth mentioning, if you want M7 stainless hardware, you can order it here (not inexpensive):

    http://www.custom-fasteners.co.uk/m7...lt-c2x14722614
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    I've always been pretty amazed at what you can find at Ace Hardware. Emergency use only, it's by far the most expensive way to buy nuts and bolts.
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    Mr. G's Hardware. When you buy in small quantities you will always pay a LOT more per piece. You can wind up paying more for 10 pieces than you would for a whole box of 50. You can also pay more for shipping than the parts are worth. There is no need in most cases to go for S/S hardware. Ordinary plated mild steel is more than sufficient for 99% of all applications. If you find yourself using a lot of hardware it makes sense to spend for an assortment. That way you will always have what you need on hand. If you are in a large city find the local guy that supplies nuts, bolts, and washers to the community. If you buy boxes from him you will save shipping and get the parts much cheaper.
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    I prefer McMaster and Ace. McMaster is by far the easiest to find the exact hardware you need. if I need a few pieces of an uncommon size, I'll use Ace.

    I know zinc-plated is fine for most application, but I'm obessed with putting on as much stainless as I can. Stainless just looks better and I never have to worry about shearing rusted bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark D View Post
    Bolt Depot.com is my go to source. The deciding factor for me was that you can buy in single quantities instead of having to buy a minimum of 20, or 50 like McMaster and other sites. Prices are competitive per piece and you can save buying in larger quantities if you are wanting to have a stash of spares for common sizes.

    https://www.boltdepot.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_maxime View Post
    I prefer McMaster and Ace. McMaster is by far the easiest to find the exact hardware you need. if I need a few pieces of an uncommon size, I'll use Ace.

    I know zinc-plated is fine for most application, but I'm obessed with putting on as much stainless as I can. Stainless just looks better and I never have to worry about shearing rusted bolts.
    Reference DMCTalk thread here regarding the use of stainless fasteners, especially on the engine: LINK: Stainless Fasteners
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Reference DMCTalk thread here regarding the use of stainless fasteners, especially on the engine: LINK: Stainless Fasteners
    Leaking oil provides excellent corrosion resistance on the engine bolts. No SS needed.

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