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  • Nickel plate over color case hardened steel

    Can nickel be direcetly plated over color case hardened steel? I would like to refinish a revolver in nickel, but the frame is case hardened. Thanks.

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    Re: Nickel plate over color case hardened steel

    It might be possible, try dipping the part in 50/50 muratic acid and water for a few minutes and then rinse and go to the flash coppper...
    I had trouble with tool steel, it would not ever plate...
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      Re: Nickel plate over color case hardened steel

      I have nickel plated a number of shotgun receivers including three Krieghoff K-80's which are case hardened. No problem, just followed the instructions in the plating manual.

      I plated 0.5 mils (30 minutes) and had very little problem getting pins and screws to go back in place.

      Good luck.

      J Gray

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