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  • TnMadMan
    Anodize process (fizzing) just stops
    by TnMadMan
    Hi all. Sorry if this has been asked, but I have an odd situation, where when I start to anodize a part, the lead plates in the tank will fiss for about 10 seconds, and then stop. I have to move the positive connection slightly, I will get the expected fizzing again, and then it will stop. Any ideas?...
    03-20-2023, 07:24 PM
  • Bob.W
    Cloudy blue chromate
    by Bob.W
    I’ve been plating for a couple months on old motorcycle parts. After struggling with an acid bath I moved to an alkaline bath followed by caswell blue chromate. I can now get excellent looking parts out of the zinc bath, but after only a few seconds in the chromate the parts begin to turn cloudy....
    03-20-2023, 07:15 PM
  • emosms
    copper sulfate destroys my plated parts
    by emosms
    Hi, trying to refinish some chrome plated parts.

    Matted the surface with scotchbrite and plated in citric acid with nickel + extra copper electrode for color.
    The nickel electrolyte was home made - self saturating it with using electrolysis, no nickel sulfate/ chloride added.
    03-20-2023, 03:57 AM

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