How to Electro-Plate

How to Electro-Plate

Plating Procedures

To prepare your articles for electroplating, it is important to ensure that all oil, grease, paint or other materials are removed prior to processing. The most common cause of poor quality plating is insufficient preparation.

to remove polishing composition, an ultrasonic cleaner is preferred or vigorous brushing with soapy water is satisfactory.

After pre-cleaning, articles for electroplating are suspended on hooks made from copper, brass or silver wire. If copper or brass are to be used with rhodium it is necessary to p[late them first with Gold to prevent contamination of the Rhodium solution.

Source: Blaco Engineering Limited

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