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Does magnesium rust?

Does magnesium rust?

Magnesium doesn't technically rust. Rust is only the corrosion of iron or steel

However, magnesium does corrode very quickly. Unlike the reddish brown rusted surface of iron corrosion, magnesium corrosion is actually more of dull gray film.

Using a surface coating can slow magnesium corrosion

Corrosion Prevention Coatings

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