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    Hi!! I want to plate some circuit board lines (copper) with nickel. I have read that etching for 30 seconds in muriatic acid will clean and give a better surface for plate. What does the muriatic acid do for the prep process and does it clean the surface. Thanks --Phil

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    It shouldn't be neceassary to etch with acid to plate nickel over copper. Just be sure the base metal is grease free (hot water and detergent or SP Cleaner)
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    Mike Caswell
    Caswell Inc
    http://www.caswellplating.com
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      Re: Muriatic acid??

      Hello,
      You can activate the copper surface with a mixture of surfluric acid 10%hydrogen peroxide 15 % and mixed with water (acids into water). This will chemically clean and actiavate the copper surface.
      Nol4154

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