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topic 29711

Reflective Coating Potential on Magnesium



2004

We are investigating the potential of coating the surface of magnesium die-castings. The surface needs to be smooth and highly reflective like the headlamp housing of your automobile. Is this possible - especially at low cost? Current chrome-plating techniques on Mg are too dull and are expensive. Thank you in advance for your response. 

Thomas Ruden
Magnesium Die-Casting - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA


2004

Electroless nickel isn't cheap by the square inch of plating, but it might be the best value since it is quite reflective.

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