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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
Black Spots on Cadmium Plating

Ask an Expert Published: 9/4/2013
Failing Electroless Copper Bath

Ask an Expert Published: 9/3/2013
Stains Using Cyanide Copper Plating Bath

Ask an Expert Published: 8/29/2013
White Spots on Gold

Ask an Expert Published: 8/20/2013
Failed Porosity Test
What would cause copper-plated panels (cyanide copper) to fail a porosity test?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2013

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