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Plating Clinic: Improving Acid Zinc Coverage and Brightness
Q. We plate our parts in a mixed acid-zinc rack bath, containing both ammonium and potassium chloride. How do we improve our zinc deposit’s clarity, brightness and thickness, especially in the low current density (LCD) areas of our parts without sac...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/1/2016
Plating Clinic: Non-Dyed Versus Dyed Acid Copper
Q. What is the difference between non-dyed vs. dyed acid copper technologies?
Ask an Expert Published: 8/1/2016
Plating Clinic: Cleaner Bath Life
Q. My cleaners are not lasting nearly as long as they should. What can I do to lengthen the life of my cleaner bath?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2016
Plating Q&A: Reduced Brightness and Thickness
Why aren't our parts as bright as they were before plating?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2016
Hazy Decorative Chrome
When I plate larger parts, such as restoring auto bumpers, the parts appear to have a hazy finish, particularly in the central portions of the part.
Ask an Expert Published: 4/22/2015
But for a Smut
What is the best chemical pre-treatment for hard chrome plating?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/22/2015
Hazy Decorative Chrome
Why do some of our larger parts appear to have a hazy finish when our smaller racked parts do not?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/19/2015
Plating Chromium on Stainless Steel
How does one plate chromium on stainless steel?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2014
Hex Chrome Problem
We get very little plating buildup on high-current-density areas with our hexavalent chromium bath.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/5/2014
Nodules in Nickel Plate
What could be causing “voids” and “nodules” in the nickel layer of the brake pistons we plate?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/28/2014

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