SailNet Community - View Single Post - Chainplates
Thread: Chainplates
View Single Post
  #22  
Old 04-08-2012
Cruiser2B's Avatar
Cruiser2B Cruiser2B is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 480
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Cruiser2B is on a distinguished road
Re: Chainplates

Quote:
Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
Stainless is never plated. It is polished and then electropolished to remove the free iron particles that will cause corrosion.
Thanks for the info/correction. I am sure whatever the additional process is you could tell from my post that I had chosen only to polish the chainplates I made. I made this decision based on chainplates I removed and what material I decided to make the new ones out of. Only one of my orginal chainplates showed any signs of crevis corrosion and it was minimal at that. All others had some rust staining but that was about it. Those were 40+ yrs old. My new ones are 3/16" thicker, 1/4" wider and polished over the orginals. Original made great backing plates! I felt that there was no addition processes necessary. Time will tell!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My two lovely ladies!!

Last edited by Cruiser2B; 04-08-2012 at 01:33 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook