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plaid

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Jul 18, 2015
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New Jersey
There are entire industries fabricating things out of stainless steel. Lots of industrial food equipment is make from stainless. Lots of manufacturing equipment. It's not rocket science.



But it is rocket science. The stainless steel is a special cold rolled material designed for space rockets.

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ACofNY

Member
Aug 25, 2019
52
18
Long Island, NY
We had new counter tops installed in our new kitchen, the installer scratched not super deep my new stainless steel stove, was we upset! He said no problem, he’ll said fix it. Within a few seconds with some emery paper(?) he got it out with no evidence. Just to show, if they have the skill, they can fix the scratches, I assume if it’s not super deep.
 

D.E.

Uncorked
Oct 12, 2016
767
1,015
Ann Arbor, MI
I collect watches, and many watch cases/brackets are made of 301 Stainless Steel. I have been polishing 301 SS for years, and I could tell that 301 SS shows scratches easily.

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I’m not sure that’s valid here. Stainless steel “work hardens”. If they truly roll it 30 times, the surface may be much tougher and harder than the non-rolled 301 stainless steel watch cases you have. I’d like to see an expert in work hardening stainless steels weigh in.
 

axhoaxho

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Sep 11, 2019
167
227
San Francisco Bay Area
No matter how many times it is rolled, 300-series stainless steel will show scratches, period.

The minor scratches can be easily removed, like others mentioned. In fact, DeLorean recommended its owners to use a 'Scotchbrite' pad to remove minor scratches on the DeLorean.
 

e-FTW

New electron smell
Aug 23, 2015
3,336
3,214
San Francisco, CA
It would crumple in front or rear collisions that have a lot more energy than a sledgehammer. Rigidity in side collisions is important for passenger safety because there isn’t much room to collapse without causing harm. Teslas top safety ratings in side impact are helped by the rigidity of the battery pack.
Am really curious to see how this vehicle will fare in crash testing. There has to be “give” all the way around to prevent the occupants from being subjected to too much energy. Think of a pebble inside of maracas. I know it is a big truck, but it still needs to absorb and dissipate energy.
Am sure they are designing the safest truck in the world, as is Tesla’s signature. Will be interesting how they achieve that with such hard panels. And how they align with pedestrian safety standards worldwide (If you ever wondered why cars have big, high hoods now, that is why. They build in empty space for the hood to absorb a pedestrian impact).
 

Rusty1

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Sep 13, 2017
141
139
Ooltewah, TN
More expensive to fix, but I think this will get less damage than today’s trucks. This thing is going to be like driving a tank. I worry for other drivers when there is a wreck with other cars and this truck.
 

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