Activation of Silver for Further Electroless Plating
Does anybody know, how, or with what chemical, to pretreat ( activate ) a silverplated surface for a further electroless plating process (nickel). I appreciate any suggestion or ideas.Michelle Yarce
Try using a cathodic cyanide-based desmut followed by a Wood's nickel strike. I can't guarantee it will work but it's the best I can think of for now.John Reid
- Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Never having done this, I suppose I would try a copper cyanide strike followed by Watts nickel strike, then electroless nickel.
Falls Township, Pennsylvania
Use only cathodic cleaning; then nickel strike (very easily activated).
If the silver is stained, manually scrub or remove in a cyanide solution.
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