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Aloha everyone...
If i remember correctly,magnesium is a class delta metal,but can it be polished like aluminum?If you ever saw my motor,you'd know i have got pretty good at polishing..:stick: Just curious...
A "class delta metal" when on fire can not be put out,it burns until gone...Thats why they used to push the planes off the aircraft carrier deck if on fire,it could burn right thru the ship...
Funny they use it on a rim thats next to a red hot brake rotor..:surprised
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Based on some pictures someone posted on the corvetteforum of his polished mag rims, I'd say yes. They looked great, BTW.
 

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Cool,i'm thinking 18s all around painted black with a polished lip..
 

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Yep Mag wheels can be polished, but I believe it takes away some of the color inherent with the metal. I saw pics posted a long time ago and while it didn't look like polished alum. it didn't look like the magnesium either....sounds like a cool idea.
 

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I'm going to do this if i end up with your stock rims Dave,If you get rid of them before hand,i'll try Bill.
I will finally get rid of the run flats,i bet i can get better than a 2.3 60ft time on our fabulous track.:stick:
At least on the C4 i could get 2.0 60 ft.
 

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Funny they use it on a rim thats next to a red hot brake rotor..:surprised :
Todd, the melting point of magnesium is 1200 degrees farenheit (about 650 degrees celcius) It also has to melt before it can vaporize and burn. While magnesium powder can be easily ignited in air the mixture of aluminum/magnesium use for wheels has a burning point in excess of 3600 degree farenheit. Dude, I sure hope you brake rotors don't get that hot. Talk about lighting 'em up.
 

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Re: Re: Polishing...

Torch Red 2K said:
Todd, the melting point of magnesium is 1200 degrees farenheit (about 650 degrees celcius) It also has to melt before it can vaporize and burn. While magnesium powder can be easily ignited in air the mixture of aluminum/magnesium use for wheels has a burning point in excess of 3600 degree farenheit. Dude, I sure hope you brake rotors don't get that hot. Talk about lighting 'em up.
I hope not too,or my tires would be on fire first,it was actually something i found amussing,i didn't think you'd pick-up on the flash points,burn points etc...:stick:
 
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