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Partial chrome plating on ABS plastic



2002

Can anyone help me? I want to plating ABS. But not all of the surface. That is partial.

Murat Cetin
plastics - Izmir, Turkey


This is widely done, Murat. In fact, millions of automobile grilles are partially plated. But to prevent a sloppy demarcation line caused by overgrowth and nodules, the "breaks" should not be in a flat area, and preferably should be in a recess. "Standards & Guidelines for Electroplated Plastics" has a whole chapter on selective plating considerations.

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