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  • tdvorak
    Nickel Electroplating Kit Heater
    by tdvorak
    I am about to start my first nickel plating project. I have mixed the degreaser and attempted to heat it to the recommended 190 deg. F using the heater supplied in the kit. However, the heater cannot be set above 150 deg. F. What to do? Any advice?
    05-12-2022, 05:56 PM
  • kcoffield
    Stripping and Masking Electroplating Racking
    by kcoffield
    Hello all,

    I’ve been using the Caswell a zinc copy cad kit to plate small steel brackets and hardware. I have a very basic set up and a 5 amp CC rectifier, zinc chloride plating tank, 5% HCl etch, and Yellow chromate. I’m happy with the results.

    I’ve been using copper wire...
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    To Blue or not to Blue
    by Scott_R
    Hello. I'm working on restoring an antique bottle capper. Some of the parts were painted, some bare; almost all were rusted.

    I removed the rust with a mixture of a white vinegar soak and wire wheels/sandpaper and am spray painting the formerly painted parts.

    I am considering...
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