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  • Copper plating required even on a copper base?

    Hello,

    My parts are copper and I will be plating with either nickel or copy chrome. I was wondering if you have to copper plate even if your base is copper? I can put an excellent polish on my parts. Also, should I nickel plate prior to copy chrome?

    I guess I might as well ask about environment as well since we are here lol. I am in South Texas and it is hot and relatively humid. If the shops 90 degrees will that adversely effect the copy chrome?

    Thank you for any advice.

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    Re: Copper plating required even on a copper base?

    You can copy chrome right onto copper. I've had a yellow tint problem, and after talking to Caswell, found that the copper seems to "bleed through" the copy chrome. Caswell suggested plating for 90 minutes to eliminate this - I haven't plated anything since to see if it helps.

    Despite what the manual states, I've found my copy chrome plates best at 110F. I have used it from 60-110F to find the best temp. A 90F shop would be nice - mine runs 55-60 year round and I have to run heaters.

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      Re: Copper plating required even on a copper base?

      Thanks.

      I am going to give a copper test part a good polishing, nickel plate, then finish with copy chrome and see what we get. I just have a hard time seeing why I need to copper plate a freshly built 1 pound copper part lol. I can see if it is pitted or scratched as a filler, but these are new parts.

      Thanks again

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