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Old 7 Sep 2017, 15:36 (Ref:3765195)   #184
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celes1 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Space Framed Special Saloon.

Originally Posted by VIVA GT View Post
Just another thought relating to the chroming/plating of parts. When it was criticised in the past (or at least suggested as not being a good idea), I thing another potential problem highlighted was that although this preserves the surfaces outside of the tubing, it doesn't stop (un-seen) corrosion on the inside...
Quite correct, on occasions hairline fatigue cracks may occur and not be fully realised under the outer protective coating.

I had this happen to a coated front o/s wishbone, which broke under extreme exertion, entering a left hander at considerable speed and the race car ended up in-bedded in an earth bank. Ouch!!
Should have gone to Specsavers.
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