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  • Zamak casting/plating ??s

    Hello All,

    Previous plating/anodizing thread got me wondering. I'm thinking I need to cast a door handle or 2 for an old Jeep top. 2 questions:

    1. Has anyone sand cast or used Zamak-5 (4% alum, 1% cu) in a gravity mold? Its for die casting I know, but I'd need to just pour it.

    2. I'll want to have the handles chrome plated. Will ZA-8 plate just as easily, and will it pour noticeably better?

    Thanks
    Last edited by uute; 04-07-2013, 03:47 PM. Reason: clarify question

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    If you have the capabilities I'd go for aluminum rather than zinc-aluminum. For a smoother finish check out lost wax casting instead of sand casting. This should also give you something that would be easier to have plated.

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    • #3
      I can pour them in aluminum, but thought it was more difficult to plate. No?

      Guess I should move ahead by contacting a plating firm.

      uute
      Last edited by uute; 04-07-2013, 05:18 PM.

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