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Welding Problem
Is there electrolytic nickel-plating that is more conducive to welding?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/22/2015
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
Nickel Plate Staining
We electroplate nickel over brass. In the process, we use a soak cleaner, ultrasonic cleaner and anodic sulfuric acid/nitric acid cleaner. All of the parts come out stained.
Ask an Expert Published: 3/1/2015
Welding Problem
Is there electrolytic nickel plating that we can weld without forming pinholes?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/19/2015
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
Desmutting Carbon and Stainless Steel
Is there a chemical desmut that we can use on carbon and stainless steel after reverse sulfuric etching?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/19/2015
Magnetic Rods
Why are nickel-plated rods forming whiskers and spurs on the surface?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2015
Process Control in Plating
My new position requires me to put in place process control procedures for all of our plating lines. Can you give me any suggestions?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2015
A Case History
The following is a case history that I recently tried to solve. It is not in the usual format of question and answer, but I think it can be instructive to anybody involved in plating.
Ask an Expert Published: 12/1/2014

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