Is It Alluminium

  1. Gerry Norris Member

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    Forgive the spelling of "Alli" above My grandson,s mini motor bike has a small hole in lower frame but it does not state on its id plate wether its steel or alluminium? any sensible easy way of finding out?
     
  2. Ruffian Member

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    Magnet will stick to steel but not alloy
     
  3. Lazurus

    Lazurus Member

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    Is it rusty anywhere on the frame?
     
  4. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    No it's aluminium with one l :D If it's a Chinese mini moto or pit bike it's probably a very poor quality thin steel tubing, is it round section ?
     
  5. Richard.

    Richard. Forum Supporter

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    Take a photo of any of the welds and put it up on here
    You can see straight away just from the welding if it’s aluminium or not.
     
  6. Gerry Norris Member

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    Ruffian thanks for jogging memory about magnet test:doh:Lazurus yes there is rust, Ally does not rust Right?:doh:Pedrobedro Thank you for spelling correction is mini moto :D Richard if after all the above will put up picture of welds;) Thankyou everyone:clapping::clapping:
     
  7. ChrisW8 Member

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    Ali does rust :(
     
  8. catman275 Member

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    I thought Ali corrodes not rusts
     
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  9. ChrisW8 Member

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    Same thing innit ?
     
  10. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Not reeeeeally
     
  11. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    Oh yes it is.

    Oxidization of material
     
  12. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Rust is the name given to Iron Oxide when steel or Iron corrodes. Aluminium can not rust but it can corrode :)
     
  13. Gerry Norris Member

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    magnet stuck to metal so its steel:clapping::thumbup: so a :welder: Iwill go:laughing:
     
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