Hi, how do the components stand up to rust? The steel plate and springs on the original F and M are all non-coated and usually have specks of rust by now. How do the production run ones hold up? Is there also international shipping?
All of the metal components for the new production run are protected against rust through hard anodizing, galvanizing, powdercoating, and/or other processes. They should last for decades of service. However no one knows for sure as these are the first and only ones in production in 25+ years. Yes there is international shipping – just go through the checkout process and you can choose a shipping option. Shipping outside the US is expensive due to recent USPS price increases earlier this year.