Originally Posted by JimN
"Greater knowledge", meh. I just got tired of bolts and screws snapping. Steel ones last a long time, even in hostile environments, as long as they're protected.
Agreed. In the power generating industry where I have seen many valves and flanges in large-bore and high-pressure steam lines, they typically use carbon bolts where the valve bonnet connects to the body, and in particular where a reactor head bolts to the vessel body.
That is where I saw anti-seize used many years ago. It works like a champ far beyond what the common user may perceive.