Thank you everyone for all your suggestions on the antique mirror. I
am waiting for it to be mailed to me so I can get a better idea of
what needs done. I will look it over well and if it seems to be too
much for me, I will definitely take it to get it professionally
repaired & for sure will be sending it out for the plating.
After reading through all of your suggestions and the entire "Midas
Plating" book, I will take all of your advice & will stick to using
my plating station for pen plating applications, small charms items &
for my copper electroforming, which was really the reason I made the
purchase in the first place.
I had no idea that most of the solutions were so caustic, (more so
than the typical acids I have around here). I even though I have a
proper fume hood I am not really sure I want arsenic in my studio.
James, your advice about wanting a better controlled plating
thickness is well taken, Thanks! I really do want the end result to
be perfect and unquestionable in quality. Why go to the trouble of
making the repair if it is not done right and done well.