STAINLESS/ALUMINUM TRIM PAIRING HELPS PREVENT CORROSION

Automotive trim corrosion, or that of the adjacent body panels, is one of the most disturbing forms of chemical or electrochemical degradation, though the least structurally damaging. Applications of stainless steel trim in increasingly-severe saline environments have benefitted from alloy development and other research efforts. Cladding the nonvisible side of the stainless with aluminum makes galvanic protection of body sheet possible while maintaining surface appearance. Stainless steel producers have also upgraded their material's performance in response to these problems by improving processing methods, introducing new processes and developing new alloys and materials systems which improve corrosion resistance and maintain dent and abrasion resistance.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 46-49
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 86
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM