Yellow rainbow metal identity

Metalworking questions in this section please

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
THX1138
Newly registered Member
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:44 pm
Location: Liverpool/Edinburgh
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 0

Yellow rainbow metal identity

Post by THX1138 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:27 am

These angle brackets are purportedly made of "metal". Can the composition be further narrowed by inference from the appearance?
Bob225
Senior Member
Posts: 3825
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:21 pm
Location: Kent, Land of Apples and PYO
Has thanked: 57 times
Been thanked: 701 times

Re: Yellow rainbow metal identity

Post by Bob225 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:52 am

that's a banned url on here so the link doesn't work !!

edit. Amico brackets - there be mild steel with a thin zinc plating on them
Hitch
Senior Member
Posts: 6028
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:16 pm
Location: Somerset
Has thanked: 77 times
Been thanked: 325 times

Re: Yellow rainbow metal identity

Post by Hitch » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:08 pm

Probably zinc plated, then yellow chromate.

Without seeing the picture, i'd guess they are just plated steel.
[size=100][color=green][b]Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety one? [/b][/color][/size]
Post Reply

Return to “Metalworking Forum”