[Healeys] Ikea coating

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Tue Nov 13 21:45:24 MST 2018

Sounds like 'chromate conversion coating;' aka Alodine:


On 11/13/2018 7:31 PM, Alan Seigrist wrote:
> could it be a two pack epoxy?
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 2:42 AM Michael Salter 
> <michael.salter at gmail.com <mailto:michael.salter at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Here's a tough one.
>     We have some steel racks purchased from Ikea.
>     These racks have an unusual, very tough aluminium colour coating
>     on them that appears to be a type of plating. It isn't powder
>     coating as it is very thin unlike paint.
>     I think it would be ideal for wire wheels but cannot seem to find
>     out what it is.
>     Interestingly I noticed the same coating on some bicycle
>     handlebars today.
>     Does anyone have any idea what it is?
>     M
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