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Hobbyists, DIY, Around Home

20240-4i Penny isn't copper color - what do I have? - July 2

22798-i Re-Finishing Zinc/Zamac/Pot Metal gun parts and replicas - July 2

• Copper plating of lead bullets, cheap & simple open Q. - June 30

32468-1i Allergic reaction to gold rings - June 26

• Sealing asphalt shingles with soybean oil? open Q. - June 17

• How to refinish brass lamps open Q. - June 15

• How to maintain/protect zinc plated steel shelving - June 14

• Restore Silver damaged by bleach ... toothpaste is the answer - June 12

Damaged finish on copper table - June 2

FB Rogers Silver Co. -- Is it Sterling or Plated - May 29

23897-6i How to identify old lamps? open Q. - May 29

46795-2i Discoloration of black zinc plated parts - May 27

Nickel plating old gold clubs at home - May 25

Acid testing for silver & precious metals - May 23

Etching of steel texture plates for rolling mill with copper sulfate & salt - May 20

Spray chroming with silver nitrate open Q. - May 19

Looking for "NicSand" Aluminum Oxide Sanding Gel - May 19

40020-3 Blacken a copper sink - May 17

18494-1i Black anodizing is purplish not black - May 16

Bluing/Black Oxide/Zinc Phosphate Thanks! Resolved :-) - May 13

sterling silver jewish star Replating of silver jewelry Thanks! Resolved :-) - May 11

Painting inside of galvanized stock tanks (underwater use) - May 10

Electroplating & grinding vs. a piston bush to repair piston open Q. - May 9

19866-8i Cleaning/repairing zinc tabletop open Q. - May 9

Painted yard art now lacks patina - May 8

Paint a roof to look like real copper - May 8

Alternatives to achieve rainbow effect - May 5

Brass Finishers in the 1800's open Q. - May 4

Painting an aluminum boat - May 3

Re-do nickel-lined copper cookware open Q. - May 2

54096-2i Can gold be reclaimed from old ceramic dishes with gold trim on the edges open Q. - May 2

Sterling silver vs. silver plated -- How to tell? Thanks! Resolved :-) - April 28

Decorative anodizing of titanium - April 25

Oxidize copper without patinating solution - April 25

How to do Gold Plating of Vinyl Records open Q. - April 24

Problems and solutions in copper electroforming - April 19

Dishwasher ruined shiny aluminum -- How to fix it? - April 19

Restoring the yellow dichromate finish on automobile carburetors open Q. - April 18

UV light is tarnishing silver? - April 14

39401-3i Remove copper-nickel cladding from copper core coins? open Q. - April 14

Clear Coating Stainless Steel? - April 13

Silver polish (Tarn-X) stained my stainless steel sink open Q. - April 12

Copper plating steel in home shop - April 9

How to Make Aluminum Corrode / Patina? - April 4

54890-3i Theda Sterling Silver Medals, Crosses, & Jewelry open Q. - April 1

19211-1i Copper-plating of leaves and bark - April 1

Remove Teflon coating from pot with oven's self-cleaning temperature? - March 31

45803-2i What kind of finish is on my grill? Thanks! Resolved :-) - March 28

52522-2i Grout cleaner stains on my stainless steel fridge! open Q. - March 25

Cold galvanising over black oxide or solid rust Thanks! Resolved :-) - March 23

Want to plate nickel silver watch dials RFQ: London, England - March 21

Allergic to black rhodium - March 20

61414-1i Coating hot tub parts open Q. - March 20

How to remove epoxy from stainless steel floor open Q. - March 17

Hot rolled steel stairs open Q. - March 16

30442-5i Decorative painting of a metal mailbox open Q. - March 12

Gold leaf for ornate bronze lamp? - March 10

26515-1i Want my stainless steel table brushed or dulled down RFQ Philadelphia - March 8

Etching Al-Cu PCBs open Q. - March 6

Clear coat sealer for cast iron bird bath - March 5

Cleaning/restoring vintage tin humpback trunk open Q. - March 4

30103i Making black watch dials brown open Q. - March 2

9941-7i Silver Pennies - March 2

Artist Anodizing of Aluminum - March 1

Cleaning Dirilyte Gold-tone Flatware Thanks! Resolved :-) - February 23

Corten Rusted Steel -- Q&A, Applications, Problems open Q. - February 20

Why would yellow gold turn silver? - February 18

Is Rit Dye Effective for Anodizing? - February 18

Copper/Aluminum interaction and galvanic/hydrolysis problems open Q. (February 16)

43497-1i Need replating of dark brass coffee table RFQ Miami FL (February 15)

Medallion Liquid Gold electroless (replacement-catalytic) product open Q. (February 15)

1029-1i Need fiberglass and resin mask gold plated RFQ Kansas City MO (February 15)

Three-color anodizing open Q. (February 11)

"Rainbowing" and "Bluing" of Stainless Steel (February 11)

Recipe for red patina on brass & copper (February 10)

Restore brass doorknobs, ashtrays, etc. (February 10)

How to Strip nickel plating from iron or steel (February 10)

Q&As about Gold Plated Flatware open Q. (February 4)

"Aluminium paint" applications and issues open Q. (February 3)

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