Yes, but in space there are not dew, humidity, salt, dust, etc...
Thanks anyway. Maybe, as in real life, simple is better...
Yep! But the space environment turns out to be harsh in other ways... especially ~hard radiation~ and a kind of dust that is rare, but the few particles that contact surfaces are explosively abrading... literally! Also ionizing chems and the upper atmosphere gets up there just a bit, for a lot of our lower orbit sats. We sent up lots of optical coating specimens on >>>
"The Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF), which was retrieved in 1990 after spending 69 months in LEO, revealed that space environments are very hostile to many spacecraft materials and components. Atomic oxygen, which is the most prevalent atomic species encountered in LEO, is highly reactive with plastics and some metals causing severe erosion. There is also extreme ultraviolet radiation due to the lack of an atmospheric filter. This radiation deteriorates and darkens many plastics and coatings. The vacuum in space also alters the physical properties of many materials. Impacts of meteoroids and orbiting man-made debris can damage all materials exposed in space. The combined effects of all of these environments on spacecraft can only be investigated in space. On Earth, a material can only be subjected to one environment at a time...."
The ISS crew are also running materials exposure experiments. Tom