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"Gold plating over lead"



 

Hello,

I am wondering if there is some way to goldplate lead. I use bright acid plating solutions and I take the clean lead and copper strike it, nickel plate it, and then finish it with 24k GP. However, it works on one only, after that the chemical becomes contaminated and won't gold plate anymore. Any info would be appreciated.

Glenn King
- Port Charlotte, FL, U.S.A.
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I am not understanding why a nickel plated surface should contaminate a gold bath.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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