Following the refurbishing of the harnesses the final count on heddles is:
40 – Like New
118 – Good (slight texture but smooth)
51 – Useable (textured but smooth)
173 – Bad (pitted)
382 – Total
Rust occurs because of a combination of factors: exposure to humidity/moisture, exposure to oxygen, elements in the air. These heddles are not made any more. In order to protect the remainder that I have I have sealed them in PVC pipes that are filled with new motor oil.
They are labeled appropriately on the outside…