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Re: Chrome roll bar question

To: "James Nazarian" <>, "Eric" <>,
Subject: Re: Chrome roll bar question
From: "ptegler@cablespeed" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 02:41:07 -0500
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 this case the metal of a rollbar.
The only thing the chrome would be touching is the nickel
sub plate.

Paul Tegler
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Nazarian" <>
To: "Eric" <>; <>
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" <>
> To: <>
> 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.).

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