Zinc chromate on a razor

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by gorgo2, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    If it could be done, would you find ZC plating on, say, a Slim to be handsome or ugly?

    Even if it isnt ringing any bells, you've seen ZC plating. It is that goldish-green, iridescent coating often found on throwaway assembly tools, cheap furniture fittings and such...


    Personally, I think it would make for an unappealing razor but I'd have to see one first. And maybe it has been done already and I just have never seen one.
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  2. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    From the Wikipedia page:

    Recent studies have shown that not only is zinc chromate highly toxic, it is also a carcinogen.[17] Exposure to zinc chromate can cause tissue ulceration and cancer.

    Doesn't surprise me that throwaway tools from China use it. As often as most of us put furniture together it's probably no big deal. But a razor that I would use every day? Think I'll pass.
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