I am doing a school project on electroplating and need information on the best substance to coat steel wool with so it doesn't rust and is still usable. If anyone has any suggestions they would be very useful.
Megan Clements - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
I don't think it's going to work. The metal you try to electroplate onto it will cover the exterior surface of the
00 steel wool[on
Amazon affil link] pad, but not the innards (much like if you tried to spray paint it). Further, most platings will be too brittle and will flake off as the pad flexes.
However, you probably can coat it with copper by simple immersion in copper sulphate [on
Amazon affil link].
Ted Mooney, P.E. Striving to live Aloha finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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