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  • Plating aluminum

    I'm going to be plating aluminum parts that are fairly new. Will I be able to just nickel plate then chrome plate or do I still need to copper plate first even if I am not restoring the pieces.

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    first you must Zincate the part then you can either go to nickle then chrome....or nickle strike(or flash copper), acid copper, nickle then chrome. If you get poor results, try Zincate, then strip in a pickle solution, zincate again then proceed as described above, this ensures you get a good zincate coating proir to nickle.

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    • #3
      After I read this post I tryed zincate then nickle on aluminum, it was a terrible mess. Has anyone ever used these steps on aluminum and had a good result?

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      • #4
        aluminum plating

        Does the zincate come with the 4gal chrome kit

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        • #5
          Nope.

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