[Healeys] Ikea coating

Mirek Sharp m.g.sharp at sympatico.ca
Tue Nov 13 22:00:01 MST 2018

I wondered about it being anodizing, but I don’t think you can anodize steel.




From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Michael Salter
Sent: November-13-18 10:57 PM
To: Alan Seigrist
Cc: Healey list
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Ikea coating


I'm out of town for a few days but,  as I recall, the coating that I am referring to cannot be cut or peeled off with a blade. 

When I try to cut it off it is impossible to penetrate,  very like chrome or cadmium plating. I  can fairly easily file through it but when I do it does not seem to peel off at all.

When I get home I will try applying some heat to see how it reacts.




On Tue, Nov 13, 2018, 10:31 PM Alan Seigrist <healey.nut at gmail.com wrote:

could it be a two pack epoxy?


On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 2:42 AM Michael Salter <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?


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