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What type of metal is the gen 4 gas cap

Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by KurtZ RT-10, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. KurtZ RT-10

    KurtZ RT-10 Enthusiast

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    What type of metal is the gen 4 gas cap covers made out of ? CIMG4104.jpg
     
  2. bluesrt

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    Looks like cast aluminum
     
  3. BlknBlu

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    for the price it must be Gold.

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  4. KurtZ RT-10

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    I tried the magnet and it is somewhat attracted to it. If it was aluminum it wouldn’t be attracted to it at all, and it’s not like steel which has a strong attraction .
    The weight is heavy for aluminum. Is stainless steel magnetic?
     
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    Stainless is not magnetic.

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    That's very strange. I would have assumed they were aluminum, but being magnetic pretty much rules out everything except some kind of iron.

    Stainless steel is not magnetic. It must be a cast steel.
     
  7. bbirch

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    I believe that certain grades/chemistries of Stainless Steel are magnetic.
     
  8. Chelseasnake

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    i bet herb would know
     
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    Cheap chinese stainless will get a magnet to stick!
     
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    300 series stainless is not magnetic, however 400 series is. Difference is chromium in the 400 series.

    I would assume it's a cast aluminum with a chrome plating of some sort which may give it a slight magnetic attraction.
     
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    Anyone powdercoat their cap door, I have a '10 snakeskin acr, the stainless or chrome whatever it is looks odd, want to do it semi gloss black if that matches the best.
     
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    Had one wrapped in carbon fiber for my gen 3.
     

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