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 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.
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I want to set up a commercial chrome plating shop to plate wheels, bumpers etc. What do I need?
Large scale chrome plating shops use a Triple Chrome process, which consists of copper plating, nickel plating, then chrome plating. Our Triple Chrome Plating kit duplicates this process on a small scale. To plate wheels and bumpers, you will need a ...
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 ...
What Size Items Can I Plate?
Well, you can technically plate anything, but we recommend sticking to parts that are manageable. Don't bother with car bumpers or rims. They require huge tanks, huge amounts of power, and way too much time. Leave items that large to the plating ...
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 ...