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Ho do I know if it is stainless or TI? FULL SYSTEM

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Old 01-26-2006   #1
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Default Ho do I know if it is stainless or TI? FULL SYSTEM

I just brought a used GRAVES FULL SYSTEM and I would like to know if it is stainnless or TI I was told it was TI from the guy I brought it from but I don't think it is Thanks alot.
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Default Ho do I know if it is stainless or TI? FULL SYSTEM

Ti is non-ferrous... A magnet won't stick to it.
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Old 01-26-2006   #3
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Default Ho do I know if it is stainless or TI? FULL SYSTEM

Originally posted by Huey130
Ti is non-ferrous... A magnet won't stick to it.

A magnet wont stick to some Stainless Steel's either.

There are 3 families of SS: Ferritic, Martensitic, and Austenitic.

Only ferritic SS is magnetic


Take a look at the color. Titanium is dull-gray with yellow hues. SS is bright gray, with silver hues. If they are ploished, look at the coloring on the pipes. Ti tends to get rainbow colored, while SS tends to only get blue.

If you can find a little piece of SS, like a fork or something, try a scratch test. SS should be able to scratch other SS's, where Ti has higher hardness, and is not easily scratched by SS.
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Default Ho do I know if it is stainless or TI? FULL SYSTEM

Originally posted by lehighluke
A magnet wont stick to some Stainless Steel's either.

There are 3 families of SS: Ferritic, Martensitic, and Austenitic.


Are all 3 used in pipes? If not which ones are? Properties?
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Default Ho do I know if it is stainless or TI? FULL SYSTEM

post a pic and we will tell you what it is.
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Old 01-28-2006   #6
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Default Ho do I know if it is stainless or TI? FULL SYSTEM

SS browns with heat, Ti blues.
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Default Ho do I know if it is stainless or TI? FULL SYSTEM

Dont have a clue about which families are used in pipes.

But

Martensitic:
annealed state ~40 ksi yield strength (cheap steel is like 36 ksi)
heat treated ~ 275 ksi
Good strength and fatigue resistance up to 650 C
Moderate corrosion resistance
-used mainly for steam tubing and surgical grade instruments

Ferritic:
~35-55 ksi
cannot be heat treated
good ductility, formability, moderate strength
not good for High Temp
-used for automotice exhausts, food piping, decorative applications

Austenitic:
~30-40 ksi
good corrosion resistance.
-used in highly corrosive environments

There are 2 other sub families, "duplex" which are a combination of austenitic/ferritic (combination of properties), and preciptation hardening SS (aero space, high strength)

So i guess it is probably Ferritc and therefore magnetic, but I cannot say 100% sure
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Default Ho do I know if it is stainless or TI? FULL SYSTEM

Originally posted by geremy
SS browns with heat, Ti blues.

Never heard of SS "browning" :confused, only metal I know that browns w/ heat is Copper

Doesn't mean it isnt so, though, I dont know EVERYTHING :(
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Default Ho do I know if it is stainless or TI? FULL SYSTEM

I've seen steel pipes that turn blue... Harley ones do... Most Suzuki sportbike pipes turn a beutiful gold.
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Default Ho do I know if it is stainless or TI? FULL SYSTEM

Ok fine, SS GOLDS, but it looks brown to me (more or less).
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