Preparation and post-treatment steps in Silver Plating
I would like too know how exactly -if possible- to clean a piece before making a silver plating for industrial activity. I would like to know too, if after having make a silver plating, we have to do a post treatment in order to have a better treatment.
Thanks a lot
Martin-Deideir hubert CEA - France
Hi, Mr. Hubert
How to clean the metal depends on what the metal is.
The Electroplating Engineering Handbook [on
Amazon affil links]
has detailed instructions for pretreating most any metal.
Silver tarnishes very readily, so you need to discourage the tarnishing with a product like
Technic's Tarniban; there are other post treatments available. Good luck.
Ted Mooney, P.E. Striving to live Aloha finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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