We have just received some tech sales information from a manufacturer claiming that their handles are "ideal for coastal areas" which we simply did not believe. When we looked further they claim a 500 hours salt spray test. That'll be 20 days, then. Think about that. We guarantee absolutely NOTHING when fitted by the sea and won't buy anything that claims that it is ideal for it! Even grade 316 stainless hardware will have mild steel springs and circlips etc. We suggest that whatever you buy, you apply a huge cleaning and oiling regime and coat with a protective substance like beeswax but there is no doubt that it will eventually melt. Some finishes or materials are better than others but that is as far as it goes. Read More