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For thickest plating, and best performing, of nickle kits, what system should I use?

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  • For thickest plating, and best performing, of nickle kits, what system should I use?

    for nickle plating, what would give the thickest layer, and what would be the better system to use, for plating jewelers mini lathe parts that were previously nickle plated (in 1930s), electroplating or electroless system?

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    Re: For thickest plating, and best performing, of nickle kits, what system should I use?

    These pages on Caswells site will help you
    http://www.caswellplating.com/movies/#
    http://www.caswellplating.com/pickakit
    Jim Eaton

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      Re: For thickest plating, and best performing, of nickle kits, what system should I u

      Both systems plate at the rate of 1/1000" per hour.

      I think the advantage of electroless is that, for small parts, it plates all the surfaces evenly. It is slightly more expensive, but only nickels and dimes.

      I'd plate for about 15 - 20 mins on most parts, giving you 3/10000"
      This should give you good corrosion resistance, without altering tolerances etc.
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      Mike Caswell
      Caswell Inc
      http://www.caswellplating.com
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