Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.
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Structural lower part of a vehicle to which the running gear and body are attached. The true chassis is now evident only in larger vehicles.
A one way valve, using a plate or ball and spring, that permits fluid flow in one direction only. Used in hydraulic systems to retain a residual pressure.
A type of paint film defect in which cracks in the film begin at the surface and progress downward. The result is usually a straight v-shaped crack which is narrower at the bottom than the top.
A reaction between atoms that causes a force such as to create a bond.
Chemical Cartridge Respirator
A respirator which uses a cartridge containing various chemical substances to purify inhaled air of certain gases and vapours.
Spotty discolouration of the topcoat sometimes caused by environmental conditions (acid rain, tree sap, etc.) It can also be caused by improper activation of body filler which leads to staining in the subsequent layers of topcoat.
A process that uses chemical to bring about a change in something.
Description of an integrated circuit where the circuit is built on a silicon chip.
Small flakes of a finish losing adhesion from the substrate. Usually caused by the impact of stones or hard objects.