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Old 02-23-2011, 03:49 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Its likely to be chromed plastic knowing GM, as well as most automakers these days not putting actual metal bright work on cars these days.
The plastic is a lot lighter than real chrome.

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Old 02-23-2011, 06:03 PM   #172 (permalink)
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...just checked, and although it actually "looks & feels" like plated plastic, a magnet actually does stick to it, so maybe it's got enough nickel plating to be magnetic?!?!?
Woo hoo! Since the chrome would be the shiny part, I'd just cut letters/numbers out of flat-black magnet sheets. But I'd have to look at it before starting the car to make sure the smart-alecks didn't mess with it. Not a big issue for me since I'm always stowing my backpack in the trunk.

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Old 02-23-2011, 10:28 PM   #173 (permalink)
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...just checked, and although it actually "looks & feels" like plated plastic, a magnet actually does stick to it, so maybe it's got enough nickel plating to be magnetic?!?!?
Nickel is non Ferrous (not magnetic). Must be some iron in there.
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Nickel is magnetic. I work with it often and use magnets to hold it in place. Cobalt also sticks to magnets.
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Alnico magnets? ni = nickel, co = cobalt.

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