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    I am doing some plating of small parts and would like to know what I should use for baskets that would work good with each tank. (a) copy chrome (b) flash copper (c) nickel ? And how do I wire each one up ?

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    tracie,

    You might try making a visit to a local craft store. They often sell copper mesh which could work in any of those baths. Shape the stuff into a basket of suitable size and then hang it by a couple pieces of copper wire. Remember that the vigorous agitation from bubbles will move the parts around a little, so you might have to put a lid on the basket. Ilike to experiment in a "tank" with just water and bubbles before attempting the plating. That way I can see what the agitation is doing. If you don't need the lid, don't put one on since the nickel will throw better onto the parts without the lid.

    Kind regards,
    Ken

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