Copper plating forms the undercoat for many decorative plating applications. Copper plates quickly, thickly and is relatively soft. This means that it's easy to use copper to repair pitted items, plating over the pits, then polishing the copper to a high shine, then applying the final plate.
Copper is also used when plating onto non-conductive items such as plastic. A silver based paint is applied then a thick layer of copper plate is applied.
Our Flash Copper system easily plates onto most metals including zinc, pot metal and lead. Acid copper should be used to plate onto conductive paints.