Our c-stands are produced from #202 stainless steel which consists of approximately 19% chromium and 5% nickel, two elements that are important for corrosion resistance. Our stands have been tested in wet environments over a 2+ year period successfully with no corrosion. Other competitor stands use steel with chrome plating, so that if/when the chrome plating is chipped, the steel under is highly susceptible to rust. Our stand tubing is all stainless steel, so heavy-duty use that could result in chipping will not increase the chance of rusting.
Our black coated c-stand is produced from #304 stainless steel. Most competitor black c-stands are only powder coated with black paint and have no other protection from rust. Given the rough treatment c-stands often receive in use, we believe the likelihood of ours rusting is far lower than the likelihood of another brand chrome plating chipping and consequently rusting.