Whoa back there Pycture, a very risky business "to convience a customer"
If they heed your advice and it breaks or wears faster than they think it should, who gets to pay remedial working? If the customer has designed the device and specified the material, it is a brave soul that tries to change their ideas.
It is a noble idea, but let me assure after some 40+ years as an Engineer working on projects all over the World, "just don't" <-- my gratitude to Yul Brynner
Generally, I will not give you the answer to your question, but I *will* guide you into discovering how to solve this yourself.