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Zinc Diecast plating problem.


I have plating problem with Zinc Die cast. It often bubbles. What can I do to prevent this? How can I strip this nickel plating off the Zinc Die-cast to start over again? Appreciate any suggestion.

Steven CHEN
- Auckland, NEW ZEALAND


Please give info regarding your plating cycle to enable us to help you out.

sara michaeli
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Sara Michaeli
chemical process supplier
Tel-Aviv, Israel


Hello, Steven.

Metalx [a supporting advertiser], among others, offers strippers for this purpose.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey


Try using about 700 gms/ lit of Sulphuric Acid with 4 gms / lit of copper sulphate or 4 gms/ lit of glycerol. Current -Cathodic.

Khozem Vahaanwala
Khozem Vahaanwala
Saify Ind supporting advertiser
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dear Steven,

Zn diecast article should be first Copper plated -followed by Nickel or Nickel/chrome plating.

A.S. Sridhar
- Bangalore


To remove the nickel plating the best method is to sand blast the bubbling effect could be to impurities and/or hydrogen embrittlement,

David Weltsch
Disney - California

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