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    this may sound like a silly question but, how do you support the items you want to plate so that they get an even coating all over. and also how would you stop the plating process from adhearing to certain parts. for instance, i have some hinges i want chromed but i do not want the hinge pins coated, just the metal support for the pins?

    thanks in advance

    brendan
    dumb questions from a newee, well they may be for you but not from me. heh heh heh.

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    Re: support

    You are hanging the parts into the plating solution from a bar that sits on top of the tank.

    The part is hanging on a piece of copper wire, into the solution.

    You can't stop a little piece of the wire from being plated, so you have to try to connect the wire to the part in a non conspicuous area.

    You can use tape, or a masking lacquer (search our site for masking lacquer)

    In the case of your hinges, why not just disassemble the hinges and only plate the support sections?
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    Mike Caswell
    Caswell Inc
    http://www.caswellplating.com
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    • #3
      Re: support

      thanks for your reply.
      if plating small items such as self tapping screws would you have to wind copper wire into the thread of each screw? or could you start the tread in to a sheet of plastic so they all stood upright in regimented rows?


      thanks again

      brendan
      dumb questions from a newee, well they may be for you but not from me. heh heh heh.

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        by the way, your uk server and email address is down.
        dumb questions from a newee, well they may be for you but not from me. heh heh heh.

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        • #5
          Re: support

          if plating small items such as self tapping screws would you have to wind copper wire into the thread of each screw? or could you start the tread in to a sheet of plastic so they all stood upright in regimented rows?

          You could do either.
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          Mike Caswell
          Caswell Inc
          http://www.caswellplating.com
          Need Support? Visit our online support section at http://support.caswellplating.com

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