X-ray wheels for damage

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Eric Wong
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X-ray wheels for damage

Post by Eric Wong » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:14 pm

Any recommendations on places in the LA area that can X-ray used wheels and control arms for cracks? And how much would that cost? Thanks.

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Re: X-ray wheels for damage

Post by Anthony P. » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:45 pm

Interesting. Usually it's not worth it vs buying new wheels.

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Post by Christine Grice » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:54 am

X-ray is probably not the right tool for that job. Unless the part is thin or the crack is large enough to extend all the way through the part, the x-ray is just going to pick up all the metal behind any cracks that may exist and show you a solid part. Even a Doctor can't see a fine crack in a bone on x-ray. You'll probably need a dye penetrant test or some form of a electromagnetic inspection.
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Re: X-ray wheels for damage

Post by Reed Gibson » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:01 pm

Christine Grice wrote:X-ray is probably not the right tool for that job. Unless the part is thin or the crack is large enough to extend all the way through the part, the x-ray is just going to pick up all the metal behind any cracks that may exist and show you a solid part. Even a Doctor can't see a fine crack in a bone on x-ray. You'll probably need a dye penetrant test or some form of a electromagnetic inspection.
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