Is there a way of Chrome Plating Die Cast aluminium components
Colin Robinson - Hampshire UK
Yes of course can you plate chrome on die cast aluminium.
But there is a problem with the hydrogen gassing in the chrome solution, this hydrogen gassing will helps the chromium deposit to get a bad adhesion. Start with a non etch cleaner. Second step is a etching cleaner. Third step is a hydrofluoric acid etch. Fourth step is a nitric acid. Fifth step is a zincate etch. Plate chrome or get a nickel deposit on the part before chrome.
Anders Sundman 4th Generation Surface Engineering
Consultant - Arvika, Sweden
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