So it looks like I have to do a bit of electroplating. A subject
about which I know enough to fake it if I had to, but I’d rather have
more info. What I have: an old 10amp rectifier, a hotplate/mag
stirrer unit, and plenty of glassware. What I need to do: strip off
some old nickel plate from some steel parts (hardware for a Gerstner
chest), then replate it in nickel. My belief is that I need to
copper flash it first, to help the nickel adhere.
Anybody got a book they’d recommend as a solid resource for plating
Anybody know anything about electropolishing? The parts have been in
a tumbler, so they’re satin, which is more-or-less what I want, but
electropolishing is something I’ve always been curious about.
(No just sending them out isn’t an option: the quotes I’ve been
getting are in the $250+ range, which seems just insane, at least to