Magnesium Or Aluminum Mower Deck?

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Old 09-26-02, 04:15 AM
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Magnesium Or Aluminum Mower Deck?

Hello friends, I was curious if anyone new how to determine whether a mower deck was aluminum or magnesium? My scrap guy says he can SEE the difference. Any help here? Thanks.....Mike
 
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Old 09-30-02, 09:58 PM
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Cut a small sliver of metal from somewhere out of the way. Burn it in a gas torch. If it burns brilliant white, it is magnesium (or actually a magnesium alloy).
 
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