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IMITATION GOLD PLATING


1999

DEAR SIRS, I AM LOOKING FOR A GOLD PLATING SISTEM (HIGH QUALITY IMITATION GOLD) FOR SMALL PARTS. THE METAL BASE IS SAE-1045.

MICHEL MERHEJE
- BARUERI - SP - BRASIL


1999

Dear Michel,

SAE 1045 is 0.43-0.50 carbon steel. AISI Number is C1045.

For a gold color:

Barrel plate 0.00050 to 0.00100 inches of bright nickel, then 10-50 millionths of an inch of brass from a cyanide solution, then lacquer off-line in a basket, then spin dry.

This is a normal plating cycle for small parts, have a few hundred test samples plated by a trusted plating house, and submit these parts to neutral salt spray, cross section, and in service testing to see if the finish will stand up to service conditions.

Regards, Tom

tom pullizzi monitor
Tom Pullizzi
Falls Township,
   Pennsylvania 



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