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Hydrogen embrittlement is not something you should worry about if you had your Fuchs chromed. It is a negative result of processes like chrome plating that affects steel, titanium, and aluminum.

The only danger is if the process is not done correctly then hydrogen is introduced into the wheel during the plating process and gathers in certain locations (forming lines usually) which can create cracks for obvious reasons.
But baking the wheel after the plating process removes this excessive hydrogen, returning the wheel to it's initial state.

In fact, if the wheel doesn't crack in the process and is properly baked, then it will be just as strong as an unmodified wheel and also more resistant to external corrosion.

Last edited by Kurt B; 01-05-2004 at 02:31 PM..
Old 01-05-2004, 02:26 PM
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