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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE lively's Avatar
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    WHEELS

    IS THERE A SIMPLE WAY TO TELL WETHER A WHEEL IS MAGNESIUM OR ALUMINUM????????WITHOUT PUTTING A FLAME TO THE WHEEL!!!!! :cry: :cry: ---LIVELY

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    I'm glad you asked 'cause I was wondering about the front wheels on my rail.
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    Mag wheels

    Found an article that gives the following info: When it is submerged in water, hydrogen bubbles will almost unnoticeably begin to form on the surface of the metal, though if powdered it will react much more rapidly. So I suppose if you submerge them and look for hydrogen bubbles to begin forming it will tell whether it is magnesium or aluminum. Sounds alot safer than the flame test.

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    Which one will bubble?Aluminum or the mags?What is a hydrogen bubble ops:
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    Found this:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=77287

    About halfway down it says that putting vinegar on a magnesium wheel will cause it to fiz. It won't fiz on an aluminum wheel.

    Hope this helps a little.

    Jamie

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    Quote Originally Posted by feenst
    Found this:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=77287

    About halfway down it says that putting vinegar on a magnesium wheel will cause it to fiz. It won't fiz on an aluminum wheel.

    Hope this helps a little.

    Jamie

    ALOT OF INFO FROM ALL YOU GUYS------I WILL TRY THE VINEGAR DEAL AND FIND OUT 8) 8) 8) THANKS ALOT --- LIVELY

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