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Copper plating on zinc
October 20, 2010
Hello, I am a home hobbyist who makes my own custom parts for airguns. I use a lot of brass and zinc to make my parts out of. I would like to copperplate these parts just for my own use. I have some copper sulfate left from cleaning my fencerows and I was wondering what mixture I would use to make this plate onto zinc. I would also like to know if there is a finish I can have commercially done to make some other parts, like triggers and sights made from zinc and brass that makes a black hard-wearing surface? Thanks in advance!Todd Davis
hobbyist - Eaton, Ohio, USA
October 21, 2010
Try next web page:
There you can download (free=0$) booklet on colouring and plating of metals, including zinc. Hope it helps and good luck!
- Cerovski vrh Croatia
Ed. note Jan 2017: Although wetpaintserv.us was a legitimate site when Goran posted it, it now appears to be a malware site. Don't go there!
Goran has been kind enough to upload his booklet to https://www.finishing.com/library/budija/budija.pdf.