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Old 09-23-2020, 03:36 AM   #1
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Vintage Ornate Patio Table - Solid Zinc?


Probably made in Mexico. An ornate patio table with curly designs on the top and fancy legs. Hole at top for an umbrella. It's definitely not wrought iron as it would weigh a ton, nor is it metal coated. I had to cut into the legs so the umbrella base would fit. It's solid silver looking metal. Solid zinc?
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:35 AM   #2
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Re: Vintage Ornate Patio Table - Solid Zinc?


A lot of these are aluminum. I'm not sure if an easy way to tell the difference.

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Probably pot metal.
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Re: Vintage Ornate Patio Table - Solid Zinc?


It does not even exist unless you have and post pictures.


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Re: Vintage Ornate Patio Table - Solid Zinc?


I've seen many made from aluminum.

if it were zinc, that would be interesting. large blocks of zinc (sacrificial zinc anode) were bolted to the outside of the submarine. their job was to rust before the hull does.
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more than likely it is cast aluminum.
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Re: Vintage Ornate Patio Table - Solid Zinc?


hit a bald spot with some Hydrocloric acid. If it bubbles a lot its probably zinc.
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Zinc has a very low melting point.
Hit it with a soldering iron and see if it melts it.
If it does then it is probably zinc or a zinc alloy.

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more than likely it is cast aluminum.
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