finishing.com -- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
A website for Serious Education, promoting Aloha,
& the most FUN smiley you can have in metal finishing

HomeFAQsBooksHelpWantedAdvertiseForum
topic 8898

Nickel brightener information needed


(2001)

Greetings:

I have been plating in a small set-up for quite a while now.(4 gal.)My nickel bath is the basic Watts bath.(38oz nickel sulfate,7oz nickel chloride, and 4.8oz boric acid.) I would like to use a nickel brightener in my bath so I don't have to buff so much. My coat is smooth now but is a dove grey usually after plating. I know these are proprietary formulas (and secrets!).

If anyone could help me on the amount and the make up for a 4 gallon bath it would be very much appreciated.

Thank you

Tom Hans
T & S Wood products - USA

(2001)

Tom,

"Volume 5, "Surface Engineering" of ASM's Metals Handbook summarizes the theory of nickel brightening and addition agents, and explains the generic ingredients that historically were used. These may prove sufficient for a 4-gallon bath. I guess the part that I didn't understand about your letter is why you don't just buy the proprietaries instead of having to mess around with those somewhat old fashioned generic brighteners. Good luck!

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



This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Q or A to THIS thread START a NEW THREADView This Week's HOT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices


©1995-2017 finishing.com     -    Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.