Thanks for posting queries on my problem.. I think it relates to
my query. I am attempting to silver plate polyester objects. I
know it works for others as I have seen the finished products. As
to your question whether I plate in layers? No I have only
attempted to plate silver.
I outline the process that I have attempted and failed.
Apparently due to some hidden secret.
On an ultrasonically cleaned polyester object I spray on my
One part Nitrocellulose Lacquer.Diluted with Three parts of
solvent ( Diluted as as per manufactures recommendation -ICI
make ). 50% w/w Bronze powder to the lacquer/solvent mixture. (
Although I have tried different % Bronze between 30% and
60% with no real difference ).
Post spraying I let the oject dry for an hour. ( Have even blow
dried with a hair drier)
Used a standard silver bath. Attempted volts/amps as per bath
salt manufacture's recommendation ( Heraues of Germany ).
Yes I do get the initial plating. It starts dull and remains so.
If I attempt to increase the current I find the plating beggining
to charr. I have tried varying time slots with no major
The objective is to achieve a mirror shine silver plating on the
polyester object. As far as I know the same is possible even with
out having to layer plate the same????
Thanks for any leads.