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1.  Forums

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.

No registration is required, and we keep these forums free of spam and bicker-free, for a truly friendly, welcoming, fun atmosphere.

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Won't you join in for a few minutes? We promise you'll like it!

We also have 60,000 older but active forum topics, plus historical topics from our BBS going back to 1989.

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2. FAQs

From school science projects to restoring worn silverplate, some questions are perennial . . .


Electroplating:How It Works  -   Anodizing of Aluminum  -   Chrome Plating  -   Rhodium Plating & White Gold Jewelry  

Silver Plating at Home  -  Student Science Project:  What Cleans Pennies Best  -  other FAQs

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rust35480 Countless billions of $$ of our modern world rusts away each year.

Corrosion can be stopped by anodizing, electroplating, galvanizing, and powder coating

It's not just the money: it's the environmental consequences, loss of functionality, injuries, ugliness, and heirlooms lost.

Finishing is key to a sustainable future

Low friction for energy efficiency; low resistance to reduce waste of power & enable complex electronics. Resistance to microbial contamination which spreads disease; high wear resistance; cleanability and aesthetic appearance ...

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

4.  Reference


Recommended Books & Journals
A list of world-class Metal Finishing Libraries

On-line library articles

5. Podcasts


The Lost Art of Tin-Nickel Plating
-- a retrospective, courtesy of Lou Morin (dec.)

More podcasts and audio files

6.  Industry Calendar


Up-to-date, comprehensive, & easy to use Calendar of Events

Organizations serving the industry

7.  News

Passing of Robert Audette. Sadly we note that industry icon Bob Audette passed away on April 8. His wife Holly would probably appreciate hearing your remembrances at <>. Obituary.

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