"Durasurf" metal treatment process

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Re: "Durasurf" metal treatment process

Post by cgarb » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:13 pm

Maybe it was the Orange County's first attempt at a custom "tribute bike"....we painted a custom emblem on the catalog bought gas tank and tack welded fancy cnc plasma cut out logos on the frame rail and chromed them...awesome.

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Re: "Durasurf" metal treatment process

Post by Mark O'Neal » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:20 am

pdq67 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:26 pm
Probably not applicable, but I remember reading about guys clamping engine parts like heads, cranks, blocks and such to a great big adjustable vibrating table and "shaking" hell out of them to stress relieve them. They would tune the vibration frequencies to do this....

Just food for thought.

That was the MetalAx table. I never figured out why they just didn't put them on the washing machine.

I remember when Childs & Albert bought one. Made for great storage for anything they were too lazy to put away.

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Re: "Durasurf" metal treatment process

Post by MadBill » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:39 pm

For those looking either for more insight re the Met-Lax process (including words from Lockheed and the University of California) or for confirmation of their "Voodoo!" assessment:
Felix, qui potuit rerum cognscere causas.

Happy is he who can discover the cause of things.

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