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Aluminium Coating

  1. Jun 6, 2005 #1
    I would like to Know which aluminium temper will get the best coating of Ni-Cr, the options I have are: 6063,6061,6082,6005.

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  3. Jun 6, 2005 #2

    Gokul43201

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    You've listed a set of varying compositions, not tempers.

    I almost positive that 6061 accepts coatings well. I'm not sure about the other compositions.

    And no matter what the composition, a zincating dip will be required (and possibly a plating of flash copper, depending on surface quality).
     
  4. Jun 6, 2005 #3

    FredGarvin

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    I use 6061-T6 in a lot of general applications. I have never had a problem with it accepting a surface coating, but I can't remember off the top of my head if I have ever had to have something in aluminum chromed.

    If you went with that alloy/temper combo, I don't think you would have any issues at all.
     
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