Copper Plating Onto Old Nickel Plate
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 plate over the nickel, then copper plate. You could also strip the nickel off, re-nickel plate, then copper plate.
Plating Acid Copper Over Nickel
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 ...
Why Would Anyone Want To Copper Plate?
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 ...
How do I plate onto plastic?
To plate plastic items you will need the following parts that we sell. 1. Copper Conductive Paint - http://www.caswellplating.com/copper-conductive-paint-4oz.html 2. Tinning Solution - ...
My Plug N Plate Kit Doesn't Plate
If your Plug N Plate® 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 bandage ...
Plating A Dummy
Procedure for removing contaminants from plating baths by plating a scrap part.