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    Question titanium question

    So, titanium is stronger and lighter than stainless steel but scratches easier. Do I have the right of it?

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    Re: titanium question

    Titanium is not stronger than steel. It is only lighter and more rust resistant. And yes, it does generally scratch easier than steel.

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    Re: titanium question

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    So, titanium is stronger and lighter than stainless steel but scratches easier. Do I have the right of it?
    That's been bugging me too Gawain. I assumed it'd be harder to scratch.
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    Re: titanium question

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    So, titanium is stronger and lighter than stainless steel but scratches easier. Do I have the right of it?

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    It is also far more corrosion resistent than SS.

    It is slightly less scratch resistant than SS. However, if it is IP or DLC coated you have the best of all worlds.

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    Re: titanium question

    Yeah, then I read somewhere that's TI is a "scratch magnet"

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    That's been bugging me too Gawain. I assumed it'd be harder to scratch.
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    Re: titanium question

    Ahhhhh, thanks Mitch... I am drooooling over something with DLC coating. Which is better, IP or DLC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch100 View Post
    It is also far more corrosion resistent than SS.

    It is slightly less scratch resistant than SS. However, if it is IP or DLC coated you have the best of all worlds.

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    Re: titanium question

    Thanks Buzz-baby.... lighter and more rust resist.. gotcha

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzbait View Post
    Titanium is not stronger than steel. It is only lighter and more rust resistant. And yes, it does generally scratch easier than steel.
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    Re: titanium question

    There's a link here that explains why it's sometimes thought of as stronger than steel. Basically it's strength to weight ratio is better than steel. While Googling I found a lot of information stating titanium is stronger, but it's not that simple...

    http://swordforum.com/metallurgy/titanium.html

    ps: It's also a good option for people with allergies to steel.
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    Re: titanium question

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    Ahhhhh, thanks Mitch... I am drooooling over something with DLC coating. Which is better, IP or DLC?

    -Gawain
    DLC by far!

    It is as scratchproof as you can get. Perhaps an actual diamond could scratch it but thats about it.

    Also if Titanium is heat hardened as in some MR-Gs then it is 4-5 times harder than ordinary Ti and SS.

    Allanvalle did some tests on one of his DLC watches and posted the results somewhere. Interesting!

    Mitch

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    Re: titanium question

    Thanks Lexx that helps

    Quote Originally Posted by Lexxorcist View Post
    There's a link here that explains why it's sometimes thought of as stronger than steel. Basically it's strength to weight ratio is better than steel. While Googling I found a lot of information stating titanium is stronger, but it's not that simple...

    http://swordforum.com/metallurgy/titanium.html

    ps: It's also a good option for people with allergies to steel.
    Orient: Black Mako (FEM65001BW)
    G-Shock: DW9052-2V, DW56RT-1V, G2500-3V, DW-9700UL-9T, DW-003S, DW-003H-9T, G9000-MX4, DW-004, GW-9200RJ-4JF, G-5500SRF
    Seiko: SKX781 Orange Monster, SNK807 Seiko 5, SUN017P1, SNP105 (incoming)
    Tissot: PRC200
    Other: Stuhrling Skeleton (1070.33161)

    "Don't wait for the perfect moment, take this moment and make it perfect."
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    "Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one."
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