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Electroplating plastic



(-----) 2006

I wanted to try to electroplating plastic. All the paper work I can find is to electroplating metals. Could anyone offer any help on this? A protocol?
Anything will be greatly appreciated!

Eric Huang
University of Sheffield - Sheffield, UK
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2006

Hello, Eric. Plating on plastics is a well developed science, with the overwhelming majority of bright automotive grills and similar bright work being made of plastic. But a protocol for something so complex can't be transmitted in a paragraph or two. Try to get access to a copy of "Standards & Guidelines for Electroplated Plastics"

[link is to book review and sourcing info on finishing.com], while also noting that proprietary chemistry is the way to go on this.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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