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Non-conductive aluminum plating


(2000)

Does Gold Zinc on aluminum provide a "non-conductive" surface? If no, what can I use for a non-conductive plate surface to aluminum?

Al Perez
- Oxnard, California USA


(2000)

No it won't, Al; zinc and gold chromate is conductive.

Unless the aluminum alloy you are using is not anodizable or an anodized surface will not meet your needs, the most obvious treatment would be to anodize the aluminum.

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Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
finishing.com
Pine Beach, New Jersey


(2000)

I just realized that my question contained a typo; I wanted to know if "Gold Anodize" provides a non-conductive surface? Can you answer now that I got the question right?

Thanks

Al Perez
- Oxnard, California USA


(2000)

Hi Al. Anodized surfaces are comprised of non-conducting aluminum oxide.

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finishing.com
Pine Beach, New Jersey



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