Posted 22 January 2005 - 05:10 PM
Posted 22 January 2005 - 06:18 PM
it might be worth getting in touch with your local classic car club, there might be a platers local to you that has a good reputation.
Posted 22 January 2005 - 06:54 PM
Edited by GuessWorks, 22 January 2005 - 06:55 PM.
Posted 22 January 2005 - 11:36 PM
Posted 23 January 2005 - 12:04 AM
The mere mention of chromic acid generally makes those who know it run a mile.
....was going to try it at home, but there was a reason why he didnt!
Electroless kits can be bought for about 60sheets.
Posted 23 January 2005 - 08:38 PM
For most plating, you don't just have one material layer. For example, whether you're talking about chrome or nickle, there is usually a copper plate as a "tie" layer to hold the top metal to the base part.
Do a google search and I'll bet you'll find links telling how to improvise the chemicals and do this at home with a battery charger. Practice on scrap pieces before you attempt to plate anything valuable. On true electroplating, the proximity of the electrodes to one another greatly affect the results, so if you're planning on plating a complicated shape practice on similar shapped scrap will be very important.
Posted 23 January 2005 - 08:44 PM
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