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Old 02-01-2014
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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

the way my polisher explained it, the process removes all the free iron molecules from the outer surface - to a very thin depth, less than .001".

That leaves the outer surface only the chrome and other alloys that comprise S/S so it does stop the crevice corrosion process until that thin layer eventually wears or weathers through, at which point normal corrosion processes start - the exposed iron molecules being the path in for crevice corrosion.

Getting the e-polishing redone every few years would keep it immune, barring damage.

The chains and floors I had done still looked like new after 7 years.

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