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post #163 of 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.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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