I've been looking around at a way to make the non-conductive material conductive, and I might have found a way to chemically deposit silver ions onto most any material. If I dissolve silver bullion in nitric acid to form silver nitrate. I can then make a 'silvering solution' by combining silver nitrate, house hold ammonia, sugar, and sodium hydroxide. Once the solution is prepared if you heat it to a near boil, while the material is in it the Ag+ ions deposit onto anything that they can. It gives a pretty cool mirror on anything that it happens to come in contact with.
That being said I was considering seeing how resistant my lacquer is to dilute hydroxide. If it can with stand it then I will probably go this route because 1 silver bullion is ~$30, and can silver quite a bit of material.
I still am unsure of my power source though. Electricity is not my forte - though I've been doing my best to learn about resistors, transformers, conductors ect.. If my car charger runs at 12V 2amp trickle charge how do I drop the voltage down?