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"Copper electro plating"



 

I'm electroplating copper off of the inside of a stainless steel gun barrel. I think the barrel should have the negative lead on it. Am I right?

Jeff Straw
- Pleasant Grove, Utah, USA
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No, Jeff. It would be the positive lead. You want to raise the oxidation state of the copper, which means removing electrons, not adding them. Good luck.

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