- Dec 28, 2012
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Thats the splitting of hairs that I do not understand.Mmmm, rust is an iron oxide. Carbon has nothing to do with rust. It is not what makes iron form rust. Oxygen and neglect cause iron and steel to rust.
Have you ever walked along your old town square and seen the old 200 year old houses that have the old original rod iron fences with a little pitting but over all still in perfect shape as they were 150 years ago. That's because they are made of pure iron with no carbon in it. It can not rust until you add carbon to make it steel.