Originally Posted By: jpeck
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If you notice, I stated "anodized plating", because I did not know exactly what to call it.
Main Entry: an?od?ize
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -ized; -iz?ing
: to subject (a metal) to electrolytic action as the anode of a cell in order to coat with a protective or decorative film
- an?od?iza?tion /"a-"nO-d&-'zA-sh&n, "a-n&-/ nou
That is what that plating was for, it protects the aluminum from the wear and tear of the physical contact between the breakers and the aluminum bus bars. I believe you can "anodize" with many products, because "anodize" is the process, not just a particular finish. However, if you know the proper terminology to describe what was done to those bus bars, I am very interested in learning it.
Looking forward to learning something I've always (well, not ALWAYS, but for a long time) wondered about. What was the process used to protect those bus bars and what was it called. Anyone?