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Need help keeping track of and calculating nickel credit replenishments in our Electroless Nickel plating systems. One of our customers has developed this handy piece of software to help you. Software courtesy of White Hat Firearms (www.whitehatfir...
BLACK NICKEL INSTRUCTIONS
Q: My chromate coating on zinc plated parts is not as durable as I need. What can I do? A: Dip the parts in a 20% sulfuric acid bath before chromating. After the chromate, rinse the part in a distilled water bath at room temp, followed by a distilled wa...
Q: When I try to copper plate (acid or flash) onto a nickel plate that is not fresh (more than 24 hours old), sometimes the copper peels off. How do I correct this?A: This is due to the nickel passivating. Use our Stainless Steel Activator product to plat...
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Laws on disposal are different in every jurisdiction. Never dump chemicals down the drain. Always take your left over chemicals to your local municipal dump, with a copy of the Safety Data Sheet to dispose of them at the Hazmat Transfer Station. Many loca...
If your Plug N PlateĀ® kit doesn't plate, check the following things: * Check your connections are correct and tight. The black alligator clip should be on the part being plated, and the wand should be on the red banana plug and tight. * Check the ban...
Q: My parts are turning black when plating. What's wrong?A: Commonly this is from zinc or cadmium contamination. If your part has been previously zinc or cad plated, don't sandblast or grind off the old plating. This only impregnates the zinc into the met...
Q: My acid copper won't stick onto nickel plate. A: Acid copper plating onto nickel that is not freshly plated can result in peeling copper plate. To solve this problem, etch the nickel in Pickle #1, then strike plate with our Stainless Steel Activator, t...
The WATER BREAK TESTAlso recognised as ASTM-F-22This test is probably one of the most important procedures in any plating or anodizing operation.Make sure you carry out this test after doing all the preparation work, including degreasing and etching in ...
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