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Peeling Gold
How can we prevent peeling of gold that has been plated over nickel?
Ask an Expert Published: 2/3/2014
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
Blisters on Zinc Die Casts
What could be causing blisters to form when plating zinc die cast nameplates?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/23/2014
Wire Pitting
Could a change in the supplier of wire parts be the cause of increased pitting after plating?
Ask an Expert Published: 11/27/2013
Yellow Stains on Nickel Plate
Why do yellow stains form in low-current-density areas of the mild steel furniture hinges we nickel barrel plate?
Ask an Expert Published: 11/19/2013
Hazy Chrome Plate
I am plating a door plate for a lock set made from zinc die cast that has a 90-degree slot into which the door handle is inserted. Why is a haziness visible around the slot area?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/29/2013
Blisters on Zinc-Plated Steel
How can we eliminate blistering on steel parts?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/24/2013
Zinc-Plated Pipe Fittings
We zinc plate then apply a yellow trivalent chrome conversion coat to pipe fittings. The rack-plated, large-size pipe fittings look great after plating, but a few days later start to show spots of corrosion. Do you have any suggestions for solving t...
Ask an Expert Published: 10/3/2013
Blisters and Stains
We are using a number of different plating vendors with the same result: delayed blisters and stains. The blistering and staining does not occur all the time, and none of our suppliers has been able to define root cause. What are your thoughts on th...
Ask an Expert Published: 9/30/2013
Black Spots on Acid Chloride Plated Fasteners

Ask an Expert Published: 9/5/2013

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