[Spridgets] Zinc plating
oldsaabguy at comcast.net
Mon Aug 9 18:07:01 MDT 2010
On Aug 9, 2010, at 6:38 PM, Dave Yealy wrote:
> You can use this method
> You can use the Arm & Hammer Washing soda and water for your electrolyte
instead of juices. This solution can be used many times.
> I use a 5 gallon bucket with a copper rod across the top and hang the
hardware from the rod with uncoated copper wires.
> I just replace the copper with a zinc bar and use a DC12V 3amp wall wart
instead of batteries (works faster).
> You can get a zinc bar from a marina, just make sure it's zinc and not
> Prep the parts by glass beading.
AND CLEANING REALLY WELL!
> At 03:02 PM 8/9/2010, you wrote:
>> I want to make a zinc electroplater for small stuff like nuts and bolts.
>> The stuff I'm reading on the Net says to use zinc chloride and ammonium
>> chloride for the electrolyte. Is this the correct stuff and if so, what
>> strengths and ratios? Also, how are you prepping the parts? Is
>> sandblasting enough or do I need to give them an acid bath?
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