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Whether your interest is painting, plating, powder coating, anodizing, bluing, galvanizing, or any finish, our forum connects the luminaries of the finishing world for camaraderie and to advance the art ... while offering students, artists, hobbyists, and enthusiasts the opportunity to get their questions answered, or share their own tips.

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Finishing is about creating a surface/skin with the properties you need


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The Lost Art of Tin-Nickel Plating
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A promising new book . . .

Advanced Surface Technology by Drs. Per Møller and Lars Pleth Nielsen is available through NASF. The two volumes contain 1200 pages per this Table of Contents

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