Surface Plating


#1

Hey modders…

Checking to see if anyone currently offers copper/nickel plating. I’m somewhat interested myself and was hoping if anyone could offer any more advice beyond basic safety precautions. I’ve done a bunch of reading and it certainly looks like something that I’d enjoy doing…
Also if there is a lot of interest in this, I might start offering it to everyone, though I’ll have to see about the dangers and how well I do it first…

Kyle


#2

I have done a little nickel plating myself. I stopped doing it because I needed to be set up a little better. I will be doing a couple special projects very soon.

Some of the chems are not to friendly to the human body so be very careful. Follow directions of course but one thing I can tell you is make absolutely sure that the piece you are going to plate is insanely clean. When you think it’s clean clean it again!!!


#3

The processes aren’t that hard, but as mentioned already, clean parts are essential… and I mean flawlessly clean, especially with copper.