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i wonted to make some stainless steel long arm brackets and some one told me that you can not use stainless on suspension brackets i was told it would crack and brake i was wondering if any one would no anything about this i don't really trust the person it came from but no one i talked to could give a definite answerer. and i cant find anything supporting this ether.
 

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seems to me i have heard that ss is a noo for stressed out parts not docil enough dont q me on that but i think i rember being told that back in the day . ill be looking in on that.
 

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ok then i really had my heart set on some polished brackets they would have looked sweet and would not of had to be cleaned constantly like chrome
 

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PlumCrazy said:
Stainless is harder than mild steel, which means it is also more brittle.
yep thats what i was getting at . i talked to a boiler maker yesterday and he laugh at me for asking so that would be a denfinate no no.
cvalcore said:
ok then i really had my heart set on some polished brackets they would have looked sweet and would not of had to be cleaned constantly like chrome
steel polishes up nice a coupel coats of good clear, not as bitchen as ss but...... JUST a note on chrome on suspension parts i would not do it . i learnded this when i was a street demond. i have seen a few broken chrome springs and ladder bars tie rods in my time . some thing to do with the chroming makes the **** brittle just what i have ssen in my years .
 

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i dont no about cheaper that new real crome paint is very pricy and its not like regular paint you have to spray it like no other paint ive been told
 

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ok ill let you no. i dont really like crome i mean i like crome but hate the high maint of it and when it gets rusty you have to spend a ton in recromeing it
 

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When I sandblasted my intake, I wanted to paint it to look like raw aluminum. I bought some "aluminum" paint from the store and it was almost as perfect as you could expect chrome to look out of a spray can. I had to re-sandblast it because it wasn't the look I was going for but I was impressed with the quality for a spray can chrome.
 
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