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    ULE body question

    what is the silver plating on them? is it nickle or chrome?

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    well tom just said its probably anno, i just wasnt aware that anno can "flake" off

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    I thought there were some that were nickel plated....

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    nickel would be awesome as its ridiculously easy to remove

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    Ah. missed part of the question. Not sure actually.

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    Annodized aluminum doesn't produce as much shine as nickle plate does. It has a tendency to be a bit whiter. If it is flaking, it is probably nickle. Nickle won't adhere to aluminum very well. It requires a plating such as zincate on the aluminum which the nickle adheres to. If the zincate plate does not fully cover the aluminum, the nickle plating will be weak.
    Except for the Automag in front, its usually the man behind the equipment that counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTAutoMag
    what is the silver plating on them? is it nickle or chrome?
    I took my ULE body that was flaking to a shop that does plating.
    It turns out that my body was nickle plated.

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    Im not denying this is nickle, just some FYI. There has been cases where anno will flake off. I've never personally seen it but it has been reported.

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    you better make something epic outa that body since you have all off season.



    if not i will be disapointed , and you know how much you rely on me

    but seriously make something sexy, and after you are done post pics.
    even while you are doin it up post some pics. we need progress

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    i kinda have a build log, but its been unpopular so i havnt posted much on it

    http://www.automags.org/forums/showthread.php?t=262047
    Last edited by BTAutoMag; 11-02-2012 at 09:18 AM.

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