So, having spent five weeks shooting a feature in the Caribbean and watching all the bolt fasteners on my RED One package rust and corrode at an accelerated rate, I wonder whether replacing the carbon steel bolts with stainless steel (corrosion resistant but weaker) would be advisable. (I'll be replacing everything anyway.) Or, perhaps, chrome plated steel might be a viable choice.
Stainless A-2 (18-8)
A-2 stainless is equivalent to 18-8 stainless. It is an alloy with high corrosion resistance and is the material of choice for most exterior and marine applications.
Steel grade 12.9
Made from heat treated alloy steel. Best for applications where extreme strength and hardness are required. Black oil (plain) finish. Not recommended for exterior use.
Chrome plated steel
A steel bolt with a bright mirror-like finish providing sharp looks for a variety of applications.