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Removing rhodium


#1

Does any one have a good method for removing rhodium plating?
We occasionally rhodium plate something for a customer and then
they want it removed. Hand polishing is the best method I have
found. I was hoping that there is a quicker way to do it.

Thanks,

Ray


#2

Ray I have removed gold plating from silver in a reversed
electroplating proces. I don’t know whether it will work with
rhodium, but I don’t se why it should not. I think it is worth a
try. Just swithch the + and - cores in your rhodium bath. And
let us hear if it works.

Kind regards
Niels L=F8vschal, Jyllinge, Denmark
@L_F8vschal
phone (+45) 46 78 89 94


#3

We tried the reverse plating today. We plated an old ring and
then used an old rhodium bath and reversed the anodes. We
increased the amperage to 4 and the time was 30 seconds. It
removed most of the rhodium. It took a little rouge to clean
the tarnish that the procedure left. Worked pretty good.

Thanks,

Ray


#4

hi ray, rhodium cannot be removed by eletrostripping or bombing,
but if one nickle plates first then rhodium plates on top then
these techniques work.

your pal,

geo fox