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Anybody know exactly what metal coating is used on fork tubes?

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I know it's some sort of high nickel content chrome, just not sure which one.

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F1rz06,

The stock chrome on most forks is what the industry refers to as "flash chrome" or "cosmetic chrome", it is only about .5 to 1mil thick. An industrial chrome is much more more durable and measures about 5 mil thick.

Ti nitrate is a coating that is usually applied over the stock chrome to enhance beauty and durability.

Take Care, John

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