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Old 08-11-2017, 09:01 AM
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I thought I would pass it on.


http://www.gattoplaters.com/olive-dr...c-plating.html
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Does that use zinc chromate paint? I've heard that's some wicked stuff that makes EPA nannies wilt and baby polar bears cry just at the thought. Fortunately I've got a pretty good stash built up for painting aluminum exposed to saltwater.
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Does that use zinc chromate paint? I've heard that's some wicked stuff that makes EPA nannies wilt and baby polar bears cry just at the thought. Fortunately I've got a pretty good stash built up for painting aluminum exposed to saltwater.
It is not paint.
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We had it at a zinc die casting company I worked for.

There was a plating area, they did olive drab, a bright yellow, and a couple other processes. I don't know a lot about the process, but am guessing it's more of an electrolysis or electro-plating? I do know that there was a lot of corrosive and nasty stuff, and it would just eat at the steel and such in the area.

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