Originally Posted by HellSickle
Hexchrome is typically a plating material on regular steel.
Hex chrome is dissolved in the electroplating solution used for chroming. The electroplating process converts the hexavalent chromium to metallic chromium. There is no hex chrome in either stainless or plated metal. It takes much energy and a strong oxidizing environment to turn metallic chromium into the hexavalent form. These conditions can be created by arc welding.
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