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  • Fluoboric acids?

    I put together a small plating setup back in 1976 to plate small parts on the streetrod I was building. I used fluoboric acid copper and nickle solutions and still have some left. Is this compatible with caswell solutions?

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    No!

    Never mix chemicals from different sources.
    --
    Mike Caswell
    Caswell Inc
    http://www.caswellplating.com
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    • #3
      Caswell's right on. In addition, when neutralizing acids, be VERY SURE there is a door and window open in the area, or find some outdoor location to do the neutralizing.

      In my early days I tried neutralizing a quart of "spent" sulfuric acid with baking soda. I breathed in the resulting gas--which was acidic--and it literally knocked me off my legs onto the floor. I was teary eyed for quite some time afterwards. It was a strong irritant to mucous membranes.

      Also don't mix acid copper and flash copper. I'm not sure what gases will be released since they are both at opposite ends of the pH spectrum, but you will precipitate the plating solutions.



      Ken

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      • #4
        Thanks, I am aware of disposing of them but am going to use them for other plating endevers......

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