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- n. A moderate deformation or buckling of sheet material, particularly common with flat sheet metal surfaces. Typically caused by uneven stresses at the fastening points. This terminology also refers to the popping sound made when pressure is applied to the deformed sheet forcing the deformation in the opposite direction.
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One of the common knocks against this material had to do with the wavy, so-called oil-canning look that resulted from nails that were pounded in too tightly.
Did you over-size the screw holes and cover with neoprene in order to avoid oil-canning?
An “oil-canning” affect is typically a concern with thinner gauges of any steel, including Cor-ten.