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Using 81-018 over 81-149?

A quick learner from USA says:
I would like to order 6 tandem rollers, either #81-018 or #81-149. They are the same, except for the
second one being stainless steel. My existing track is stainless steel, so I would like to know if the
lesser expensive rollers would even be an option for me, or if the stainless steel ones are the only ones
I should consider ordering. If I have the option of going with either one, could you tell me if the less
expensive ones are more likely to break down or rust, or not work as well on a stainless steel track?
I hope to hear from you ASAP, so I can place my order.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
I see no reason why our 81-018 rollers can't work with a stainless steel track, but they are much more prone to rust if you live in a salt-air environment. If you had a stainless steel track and stainless steel rollers installed originally, I assume corrosion is a problem in your area. If that is true, I would advise against using the 81-018.
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