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Bare bits!


How can I nickel plate a decorative steel tray without leaving a bare patch where the contact is made, and also where it is suspended in the solution on crocodile clips?

Gary Batty
- Chesterfield, UK


I've never seen anything suspended from crocodile clips for plating and can't understand your contact that is going to leave a bare patch. The bare spot is usually called a "rack mark" and should be not much bigger than a pin head, and located in an inconspicuous area. If this is a onesy-twosy where labor cost is not a worry, just start plating then re-rack and there will be no rack marks.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

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