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Can lab-metal be used on metal to be electroplated?



(-----) 2005

I'm in the prosess of restoring a Vehicle. I wish to nickel-cobalt alloy electroplate some of the parts. Can Lab-metal [affil. link to info/product on Amazon] be used on metal to be electroplated?

Thank you

P.J.Tell
Vehicle restorer - Bundall, Qld, Australia


2005

No. Lab Metal is a plastic with metal powder filler. It cannot be electroplated. You could use brass brazing, which can be plated. Lead body filler can also be plated, but most shops are not equipped to do so.

jeffrey holmes
Jeffrey Holmes, CEF
Spartanburg, South Carolina


2005

you may use Lab-metal [affil. link to info/product on Amazon] which is a metal filler that can be plated over.

Dennis Aikman
- Lawrence, Massachusetts


2006 Lab-metal [affil. link to info/product on Amazon]can be plated provided you follow some specific instructions. I plate over Lab Metal after it has been applied and sanded to profile. I then zincate the part, apply a flash copper plate to the part then plate with acid copper. I then sand to final shape and polish before nickel plating. I have had no failures using Lab Metal.

John Peterson
- Eugene, Oregon

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