ASTM B480-88(2001)

    Standard Guide for Preparation of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys for Electroplating


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide describes two processes used for plating on magnesium and magnesium alloys: direct electroless nickel plating and zinc immersion. Some users report that the direct electroless nickel procedure does not produce quite as high a level of adhesion as zinc immersion.

    1.2 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see 5.1.1 and 5.2.9.2.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B322 Guide for Cleaning Metals Prior to Electroplating


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.10 (Surface preparation)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0480-88R01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B480-88(2001), Standard Guide for Preparation of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys for Electroplating, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1988, www.astm.org

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