Filiform corrosion

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Filiform, or underfilm corrosion is a type of corrosion that is commonly known as "localized" and is normally linked to magnesium and aluminum alloys that utilize an organic form of coating when exposed to warm and humid air. However, it can also occur on other coated metals such as Steel, Iron and Zinc.

Resources and Citations

  • C.Sease, L.Selwyn, S.Zubiate, D.Bowers,D.Atkins, "Problems with coated silver" Studies in Conservation, 42:1-10, 1997.
  • L. Selwyn, 'Historical Silver: Storage, Display and Tarnish Removal', J.IIC-GC, 15, 1990