Wishbone protection

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winthattt
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Wishbone protection

Post by winthattt » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:01 pm

When people refresh the suspension on a Lotus they normally powder coat, use POR or something similar. Why does nobody hot zinc galvanise? It’s very robust, lighter :D and much less hassle.

Seloc folklore is that it changes the material properties but I can see no evidence that is true from papers etc. Is it just cosmetic and people prefer gloss colours to Matt silver?

No intention of doing mine, just thought about it as I was checking mine and topping up the wax protection.

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Re: Wishbone protection

Post by SeanB » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:50 pm

That's interesting. What would be the cost of that process on a set of wishbones do you think?

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Re: Wishbone protection

Post by SeanB » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:51 pm

Another question, how robust would it be compared to other options?

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Re: Wishbone protection

Post by 661 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:23 pm

I've nickel plated the Elan's wishbones
Graeme

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