Re: [DMCForum] Al plating with Au...
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Re: [DMCForum] Al plating with Au...



OK, thanks Gary!

--Farrar

checksix3 wrote:
>
> Al is normally anodized or alodined. It can be plated with Au but to
> be successful and avoid flaking and peeling you need to plate with
> nickel first. Better still is to zinc it and then plate with Ni. The
> Ni provides an adhesion base for the Au. It's not that difficult but
> the Al must be cleaned and prepped. People do it all the time. For
> example, many places sell kits for Au plating of car emblems. Look on
> the net, it's much more than a global poronograhy network you know ;)



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