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Brightener in nickel-chromium plating


I'm curious about the chemicals usually used in nickel-chromium plating as brightener and leveling agent. What kind of chemicals do they use and what is the mechanism which has taken place

Jutono Enggono
PT Puji Lestari - Tanerang, Banten Province, Indonesia


Brighteners are not used in chrome plating. ASMI's Metals Handbook, Vol. 5, "Surface Engineering" offers a very good explanation of nickel additives. Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

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