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Electroplating Questions
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Metal Polishing Questions
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  • rab2393
    Need to remove old plating
    by rab2393
    I have some old tools that were originally nickel plated. They have become dull and rusty over the years and I would like to refinish them. Do I have to remove the old nickel before plating? Can I plate new nickel over the old nickel (once it is prepped)? Is there a way to polish the old nickel...
    11-25-2020, 03:43 PM
  • Salis
    Question regarding composition of buffing compounds.
    by Salis
    I just bought a buffing compound kit, and I was checking the SDS documents to see what the composition of the bars was. I was under the impression that the green bar (stainless), was green due to the color or chromium oxide, however, the SDS sheet does not show chromium oxide as a component of that...
    11-18-2020, 11:45 AM
    Not Sure What Happend?
    Good Afternoon,
    so let me start I'm new to the Process of Anodizing. So i set up my Anodizing System on Friday 13 and ran a test on Saturday afternoon.
    1. my anodizing bath is a 50/50 mix sulfuric acid to distilled water i have two 8 x 12 anodes on each side.
    2. I have bought the sealant...
    11-16-2020, 05:52 PM

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