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Old 09-26-18, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Hoopdriver View Post
Yes, I have a magnesium-bodied router. Every few months I had to clean off the oxidation until finally I coated it with lacquer. After a few years, the manufacturer (Bosch), switched to aluminum because of this issue.

And when you had an engine fire, these things burned spectacularly.
Heeeey, I've seen this story before somewhere! https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2...rns-in-desert/

I have magnesium alloy wheels on my car and after 7 years they started showing signs of corrosion, surprisingly in some spots that weren't scratched. Your bike catching on fire is not likely, but corrosion from multiple dings and scratches, I wonder how long-lasting that finish is.
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Originally Posted by ChrisWagner View Post
And dangerously. Attending fire fighting school in the Navy, I learned burning Mg is impossible to extinguish. Jets are/were constructed with magnesium. Burning Mg explodes when doused with water, CO2 is broken down and the fire burns the oxygen for more flame. Our instruction was to coat nearby fuel for fire sources with foam and push it overboard.
Non-flammable magnesium alloys have been a thing for some time now, but it would make a cool YouTube video.
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i wonder what is the actual % of magnesium is in the alloy and what are the other alloying elements.
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Originally Posted by Caliper View Post
Non-flammable magnesium alloys have been a thing for some time now, but it would make a cool YouTube video.
Good to know. Again, tech saves the day and I'm feeling older.
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