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Old 03-12-2007, 01:03 PM
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Electroplating

I need to plate some various parts, like lug bolts, etc in a silver color. Has anyone used the Eastwood tin zinc electroplating kit? Any pros or cons? Any other ideas? I can't find anyone who will plate small quantities of parts.

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re: Electroplating

Have you tried calling around to some of the trophy/award or jewelry stores, they might be able to point you somewhere. I know some of those electroplating chemicals are extremely poisonous. The one used for gold plating is mostly cyanide.
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These guys are the pros they have the materials and the good tech on how to do that sort of thing..

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I used the Caswell plating system. Look through my journal and you will see some of them. The system works as advertised, but I would not recommend it as a chrome replacement. Do a web search for Caswell and read through it.
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Caswell offers several plating systems, including two "chrome like" (electroless "Krome" and "Copy Chrome") systems and a real chrome plating system. I was surprised to see a hard chrome plating kit -- I haven't looked for a plating kit in a while! I suspect you used the electroless kit??

Anyway, go to the site and see what they have.
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In Yahoo groups, there is an electroplating group that can tell you anything about anything concerning electroplating (and they are really friendly too!)

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