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How can mild steel be electroplated by copper




hello
my name is Stanley I am an undergraduate of physics dept. material option .
my reason of asking how can mild steel be electroplated by copper is because I am runnig a research on how can mild steel be electroplated by copper.
WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL IF MY REQUEST IS HUMBLY GRANTED
THANKS A LOT

STANLEY EKEOGU
STUDENT - OWERRI, IMO, NIGERIA
March 11, 2008



You cannot use copper sulphate [on eBay or Amazon affil links] or another simple salt of copper because the copper will "immersion plate" with poor adhesion. Three possibilities are cyanide copper electroplating (very dangerous), proprietary copper pyrophosphate plating, or nickel plating first and then copper plating.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
March 12, 2008


According to old books/19-th century/ you can use alkaline copper tartarate bath .Probably ferrocyanide based(non toxic,even FDA approved cyanide compound) bath can be used too/19-th century too/.Hope it helps and good luck!

Goran Budija
- Cerovski vrh Croatia
March 14, 2008




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