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Electroless Nickel Plating and Paint Removal


I have been requested to do some electroless nickel plating on some small hydraulic motors for the food industry. Sometimes these motors are painted and some are not. Will I have to remove all the paint on these motors to make sure it will plate or can I degrease and etch and plate without the paint removal step?

Larry DeBlieux
- Bastrop, Louisiana


You will have to strip the paint. The paint will stop the nickel plating where it is, or fall off half through the nickel plating messing up the vat and giving a blistered coating.

Martin Trigg-Hogarth
Martin Trigg-Hogarth
surface treatment shop - Stroud, Glos, England

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