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  • fj5gtx
    new to plating
    by fj5gtx
    So I'm in the rust belt, and a car enthusiast... so I'm always looking to create coatings that stand up to harsh environments. I was thinking zinc, but after reading a bit I'm now thinking I'd like to try zinc + chromate.... but I'm wondering how I dispose of the chromate though. I'm reading its...
    07-25-2022, 10:47 PM
  • PacificState
    Repairing pitted metal prior to electroplating
    by PacificState
    I'm totally new to electroplating, but I'd like to plate the bracket seen in the picture (it's painted for now to protect it). Unfortunately, it's previously been affected by rust and has some pitting in one corner.

    The electroplater I had in mind unfortunately can't fill prior to plating....
    07-18-2022, 12:29 PM
  • surfdabbler
    Nickel plating on an antique
    by surfdabbler
    I am restoring an old desk, and it has a makers nameplate on it. I stupidly assumed it was solid metal and went to polish it with fine grade sandpaper (#800), and polished through the plating. Several days later, I've finished swearing at myself for being such an idiot, and now I'm looking into what...
    07-17-2022, 08:51 PM

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