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Wasn't going into the whole hydrogen embrittlement thing, but since Art mentioned it. It can be eliminated by heat treating under nitrogen or in a vaccuum oven within 24 hours after each step in the plating process. That's why you don't see chrome wheels on NASCAR. It was *LINK*

allowed for awhile if you had the certifications on the wheels. The last one I remember is the Herb Adams Pontiac Grand Am. After it NASCAR just outright banned chrome wheels...and Grand Am's which was unfortunate because that was a good looking race car even if it never got to run. Check out the link to it and see why its one of the few 70's cars I'd like to see a model of.

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