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topic 29593

Plating Preparation



2004

Hi,

I need to hard chrome plate a metal body and I need to isolate certain areas on the metal body which are not not be to plated. How can I isolate those areas? By isulating tape or applying some sort of paint or chemical?

Thanks,

Allan
Marine Engineering - Singapore


2004

Allan,

I used to mask off a lot of hard chrome on steel and stainless parts in a hard chrome shop I ran a few years ago. Often times people will use lead tape. We used aluminum adhesive tape as an alternative. It left a clean line without having the disposal problems of the lead tape. Try it. You'll like it.

Daryl Spindler
Daryl Spindler, CEF
decorative nickel-chrome plating - Greenbrier, Tennessee


2004

If you ask this question, you are not a chrome plater, but yes , it can be done. Many places use wax, others use tapes and still others use a special maskant either dipped or brushed. Many platers use a conductive tape at the edge as a robber to hold down the high density edge area. Find a good chrome shop and let them handle the details.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida


2004

Actually all the methods that you're questioning can be used! Even through chemical paint or isulating tape, these are all depends to the parts you need to be plate and the area you need to plate.

Goh Boon Han
- Muar, Johor, Malaysia

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