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#1 2013-02-20 7:48am

rosie25
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Are Hutch Magnesium Hubs chrome plated or polished?

Curious who might know. Pretty sure they are plated,  but would like to verify. Thanks in advance for your knowledge!


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#2 2013-02-20 8:21am

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Re: Are Hutch Magnesium Hubs chrome plated or polished?

Plated and the last time I looked I only found 2 places in the country that were able to plate magnesium


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#3 2013-02-20 8:26am

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Re: Are Hutch Magnesium Hubs chrome plated or polished?

Magnesium is a very soft, oily metal. I don't believe it can be polished at all.


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#4 2013-02-20 10:57am

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Re: Are Hutch Magnesium Hubs chrome plated or polished?

farmboy wrote:

Magnesium is a very soft, oily metal. I don't believe it can be polished at all.

Magnesium can be dangeous to polish at high speed, too.


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#5 2013-02-20 11:40am

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Re: Are Hutch Magnesium Hubs chrome plated or polished?

If you take the protective finish off, the Magnesium starts to break down and
eventually crumbles to dust. Especially if you live near the ocean. Thy're
supposedly treated with some special process by DOW chem. where they coat
them with something. That's where they get that tarnished look from. Which
then entices you to make that mistake of wanting to polishing them. I wouldn't.


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#6 2013-02-20 12:16pm

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Re: Are Hutch Magnesium Hubs chrome plated or polished?

Lol! You are a mind reader! Fortunately I asked first. I was pretty confident about NOT attempting to polish them for exactly that reason. Thanks again guys for all the input.


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