HHmmm... you've got me wondering here....
if proper chrome work is copper plate, then nickel,
then chrome, how would the chrome 'embittle' the base
metal..in this case the metal of a rollbar.
The only thing the chrome would be touching is the nickel
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Nazarian" <email@example.com>
To: "Eric" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 1:05 AM
Subject: Re: Chrome roll bar question
> Not to mention that you have to be very careful when chrome plating things
> not to make the material so brittle that it destroys the structural
> of the base metal. Any chrome plating will cause some hydrogen
> embrittlement to the base metal, but very few platers know enough to do it
> with the minimal evasiveness. For that reason, I doubt you could ever
> a chromed roll bar through a real racing safety inspection.
> James Nazarian
> 71 MGB Tourer
> 71 MGBGT V8
> 85 Dodge Ram
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 5:49 AM
> Subject: Re: Chrome roll bar question
> >> But the functional rollbar doesn't look very attractive and would
> > probably look even worse chromed rather than flat black (far too much
> > metal involved, back-stays, diagonal cross-brace etc.).