NICKEL STEEL: Describes a form of nickel alloyed with steel to form a heat and corrosion-resistant metal.
NONFERROUS METAL: Describes a metal such as aluminium, copper or magnesium that contains very little iron and is not liable to rust.
PIG IRON: Describes the metal produced in blast furnaces that is the raw material used to create or practically all iron and steel products, containing around 3-5 % carbon.
PLASTIC: Describes a type of material comprising organic polymeric substances of considerable molecular weight as an essential ingredient.
PLATE: Describes any flat piece of material.
PLATINUM: Describes a highly valuable heavy, ductile metal as the principal member of the so-called platinum metals. Along with other platinum derivatives, platinum is used as a catalyst in automotive exhaust converters and the construction of breaker points due to the metal’s ability to conduct electricity well and be highly resistant to flame.
POLYCARBONATE (PC): Describes a polyester polymer in which the repeating structural unit in the chain is carbonate-based; used in the production of car bumpers, body and roof panels.
POLYETHYLENE (PE): Describes a polymer, very resistant to chemical attack, used to create fuel, coolant, washer and brake fluid tanks, while low-density polyethene (LDPE) is used to produce plastic film and sheeting.
POLYURETHANE (PUR): Describes a high strength, thermoplastic material known for its resistance to abrasion, used mainly in the production of reaction injection mouldings.
POSTHEATING: Describes the temperature to which metal will reach after a procedure such as cutting, forming or welding has been performed on the metal.
POT METAL: Describes an alloy cast as a single unit that is both inexpensive to make and fragile.
SHEET METAL: Describes metal produced in the form of a thin layer that is bulk pressed to form the car body panels.
SHEET METAL BLANK: Describes an item of flat sheet metal panel before it has been cut and bent, which is used to repair a damaged body section.
SOUND METAL: Describes an intact metal panel that provides a basis for welding repair panels as it has not been substantially weakened by rust.
SPACER WASHER: Describes a sheet of metal or plastic that can be placed between two surfaces to provide a better surface for a fastener.
SPRING STEEL: Describes a form of steel, heat-treated, that can absorb significant deflection and readily return to its original shape.
STAINLESS STEEL: Describes a type of steel that contains a blend of nickel and chromium and is corrosion resistant.
STAMPING: Describes a sheet metal part formed through pressing rolled sheet metal between hardened metal blocks.
STEEL: Describes an alloy of iron containing up to 2% of carbon.
STEEL CASTING: Describes a cast iron permutation to which varying amounts of scrap steel have been added.
STEEL STRUT: Describes steel braces cast into aluminium pistons. Because steel expands slower than aluminium, the steel struts tend to control or minimize the expansion of the piston.
STEP PLATE: Describes a small step used to climb into a vehicle that sits high on the road.
STEP: Describes a ledge formed in sheet metal by an edge setter to provide a level mounting and welding surface with the adjacent panel.
ZINC ALLOY: Describes a type of alloy whose principal component is zinc.
- Home Page
- Site Map
- Contact Us
Step back in time to the renaissance age of the UK and European Car Industries
All that is happening NOW in the world of classic cars.
Step into the golden decade of the UK and European Car Industries
Got a question, a comment, a suggestion or an offer??? - FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US ANYTIME!!
Catch up with all the latest news and features.
Sign up for a Classic Car Info Twitter account.
All you need to know on how to acquire, restore and maintain a Classic Car