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Safe coating for rust prevention?

clarousel

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Hi!

My new cage is finally here! As it was shipped by sea, I was warned of minor dents in the cage. There are a few small chips off the paint when the sliding doors have bumped against and I'm wondering if there's anything I can coat it with to prevent rust? Its coated stainless steel but I know over time with washing rust could develop.

Previously I was recommended olive oil but is there a less tedious solution (of reapplying after every cage wash)? The seller recommended lacquer paint but it sounds dodgey.

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Real stainless steel does not rust. Your only real choice is a food grade mineral oil. Anything else is not really safe.

My concern is that the underlying metal is not stainless steel because why would they paint over that. Doesn't make sense. Stainless steel is very expensive to use for this.

If you have a magnet see if it sticks to the cage. Good quality stainless steel is not magnetic.
 
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