- Jan 18, 2009
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I noticed something interesting. I tried to unbend the pipe by hand and noticed that the slag readily flakes off the stainless steel, exposing clean surface. It did not corrode the pipe or pit it or react with it.
Interesting! That would lend some credibility to my hypothesis that the slag is aluminum oxide (and probably some metallic aluminum now that I think about it.) As for corrosion, the chlorine takes time to corrode the metal. For example, the fasteners on my rail launcher were fine when I put it away, but when I got it back out again, only the fasteners that had been in the plume were moderately rusty. Nothing a quick wipe down with some soapy water after the launch wouldn't solve, probably.