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  • Using bright acid copper plating kit to plate onto silk.

    Hi there,

    I have bought the Caswell bright acid copper plating kit and have done some experiments plating a fine copper thread that I have sewn into a piece of silk in a pattern. I have a concern about contamination of the solution with the silk. The research I did online said that silk would only dissolve in a 60% sulfuric acid solution, and our solution is not nearly that concentrated. Just wanting to double check, I am also planning on painting conductive paint onto polyester fabric (leaving parts of the fabric exposed so have the same concerns with this too) any advice appreciated!

    many thanks,
    Micha

  • #2
    What are you using to make the Silk conductive ?
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    Jason Vanderbroek
    315 946 1213 x116
    www.caswellplating.com

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    • #3
      I’m sewing a fine copper and bamboo yarn into the silk - so the yarn is conductive and plates - the silk is just the substrate but sits in the solution too of course...

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      • #4
        I honestly do not know what the solution will do to the silk. You may have to do a little experimenting with this.
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        Jason Vanderbroek
        315 946 1213 x116
        www.caswellplating.com

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        • #5
          Ok, thanks.

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