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Artistic plating over zinc die cast buckles
February 29, 2012
Q. Dear Sir
I am a worker of zinc die-cast buckles and trims manufacturing company.
Kindly tell me how can I get artistic platings over these buckles and trims.
- Aligarh, U.P., India
A. Hi, Babar.
There are few plating or coating processes that cannot be applied to zinc die-castings -- so possibilities include brass, copper, nickel, chrome, bronze, gold or silver plating, clearcoats, e-coating, enameling, powder coating, etc.
I think you need to give us some indication of what look you have in mind before we can even tell you what book to look in. Thanks.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
April 22, 2012
I made a ring (jewelry) from casting pure zinc metal. I polished it to a brilliant shine and I like the way it looks. Upon reading about zinc and its properties, I'm still confused about its safety and durability as jewelry.
I was wondering if zinc is a good and safe metal for jewelry and if it can be plated. If so, what metal plating will work?
- Atlanta, Georgia, USA