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Can I use city water in Chrome Bath


In making up a new Chrome Bath can city water be used in place of D I Water?

Deb Rable
- Lima, Ohio

First of two simultaneous responses 2001


DI water is preferred over city water because of chloride contamination. If you have a choice, definitely use the DI water.

Best of Luck.

Ira Donovan, M.S.F.
Kansas City, Missouri

Second of two simultaneous responses 2001

Unless you have very hard water, there generally is no problem using tap water for chrome bath make up. If you have other than typical industrial applications in mind for the chrome bath, that might change the water quality question.

Gene Packman
process supplier - Great Neck, New York


Over here in India we say that the water should be sweet water ie; drinkable without any taste or odour, followed by a simple silver nitrate test, to ensure no chlorides and presto , its ready to use. I have also successfully used hard water run through a magnetised water purifier. This has removed a little odour, broken down scale formation, and made the water drinkable and usable in a plating shop.

Khozem Vahaanwala
Khozem Vahaanwala
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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