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How to clean lead for copper and nickel plating
I would like to plate onto lead shot (used in shotgun cartridges) in home. At first step I should clean the shots (removing lead oxide). What is the safe way?
Thank you very much for your comments.Manouchehr Shahmoradi
hobbyist - Tehran, IRAN
Fluoboric acid shall be employed in activating the lead surface.Shankaranarayanan N
- Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Thank you very much for sending information. I bought some fluoboric acid and used in different percentages of it. Unfortunately the acid did not remove the lead oxide completely and did not get shiny shots which I need to have a nice and bright copper plating. If you have any experience would you please let me know.
- Tehran, Iran
You can use 10 % nitric acid!
Good luck!Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia