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  • mcaswell
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    I'd suggest you spell out exactly what you are trying to achieve here.

    "lots of heat" and "non brittle" are rather vague statements.

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  • bhhodges
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    have you thought about using a wax mold and then just melting the wax away after plating??


    bill

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  • Eddy
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    It works well, but too brittle, I need a softer nickel plating.

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  • bhhodges
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    hmmm, sounds intresting , id like to see some results when your finished.


    bill

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  • Eddy
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    Sorry I should have told you I am plating on fiberglass and removing it afterwards to have a nickel shell

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  • bhhodges
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    the nickel plating should be a permenant bond so if you are seeing flaking or peeling the only 2 things i can come up with are either surface prep or plating with too many amps. i havent tried to heat anything i have plated but since you brought it up im gonna place something in an oven to around 500 degress just to see what happens----


    bill

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  • Eddy
    started a topic Nickel plating to brittle

    Nickel plating to brittle

    Can the nickel plating bath be change slightly to make it non brittle. I am not worried about the finish.
    Or is there another plating I could use that would take lots of heat and be non brittle?
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