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Old 02-13-2008, 08:07 PM
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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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Old 02-14-2008, 01:11 PM
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I'm glad you asked 'cause I was wondering about the front wheels on my rail.
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:40 PM
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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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Old 02-17-2008, 03:11 PM
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Which one will bubble?Aluminum or the mags?What is a hydrogen bubble ops:
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:37 PM
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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.

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Old 02-17-2008, 09:16 PM
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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.

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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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Old 02-18-2008, 05:55 AM
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