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"6a. Non-Industrial, Hobbyists, DIY, Around Home"

• Scratched and Dull Surface on Stainless Steel Refrigerator Door open Q. - July 29

0865-1i Brass electroplating for amateurs and students - July 29

• Finger prints/hand prints on Corten - July 29

• Water for Cold Rust Bluing - July 28

• Paint adhesion is poor on Welds - July 28

• Nickel Plating Brighteners: Everything to Know - July 28

12107-3i Scrubbing with cleanser left white patch in bath tub - July 28

• Can I leave a vintage brass microscope outdoors? - July 27

37205-21i Sterling silver vs. silver plate -- How to tell? open Q. - July 27

• Need a saxophone gold plated RFQ: New York City - July 24

61562-1i Bronze disease or just calcium deposits? open Q. - July 24

21693-5i Sealing aluminum renaissance fair armor to prevent oxidation? open Q. - July 18

• How to remove rust on vinyl siding - July 18

• How do you clean lead coated copper roofing? open Q. - July 11

• Painting asphalt roof shingles - July 8

• Cast iron kettle used as fountain: corrosion, suggestions for finishes and care open Q. - July 8

• Can You Paint a Car with House Paint? - June 30

• How to paint a stove top - June 28

41066-9i Dishwasher ruined gas burners; how to fix? - June 15

• Removing fire smut from my tools open Q. - June 7

• Restore dark brass doorknobs - June 7

• Muriatic Acid for Fuel tank cleaning? - May 27

• Dissolve Steel Screw and NOT Gold in a Watch - May 26

• Cleaning Dirilyte Gold-tone Flatware - May 24

• Remove oven cleaner damage from aluminum open Q. - May 18

• Gas tank rust removal methods open Q. - May 15

55907-2i Plating thick copper layer; using plating to cold weld items together - May 12

• Pre-coating for sublimation transfers onto ceramic open Q. - May 9

• How to glue copper pennies together open Q. - May 3

• Washing-up tools exposed to plating solutions open Q. - April 28

9236-1i Matching shades on polished and unpolished areas of brass bed? - April 29

• How To Decoratively Rust Metal like Jingle Bells & Safety Pins open Q. - April 22

• Preparing acid copper brighteners - April 18

• How to Antique or Blacken Gold rings and jewelry - April 13

• Pyrophosphate and non-cyanide copper strike/plating process problems & solutions - April 12

34107-8i Fasteners replated in yellow zinc for my car are randomly shiny or dull - April 12

• Looking for "NicSand" Aluminum Oxide Sanding Gel - April 11

• Galvanic Compatibility of Aluminum and Copper open Q. - April 2

• Restore Silver damaged by bleach ... toothpaste is the answer - March 30

• Need Gillespie Antique Restorer - March 28

35145-1i I like the pink on the brass. Will it stay? - March 27

• How can I coat for sublimation printing on a low budget? - March 25

• Grout cleaner stains on my stainless steel fridge! open Q. - March 24

• Blackening stainless steel without using Potassium dichromate? - March 21

• Copper plating onto Silver - March 21

• What could be causing the pitting and corroding to chrome fixtures - March 15

• Stripping plating from welding clamps leaves them copper color - March 15

• How to turn 18-8 fasteners black? - March 13

• Need help painting brass! open Q. - March 10

61523-1i How to get beautiful galaxy-like vintage finish on pot lids? - March 10

• Geneva Metal Kitchen Cabinets: Painting, Removing Dents, Parts open Q. - March 9

• Remove tin plating from copper pots, trays, cookware - March 6

• Best type of clearcoat for wheel application? open Q. - March 6

• Clear coat sealer/varnish safe for birds? - March 5

• How to paint screw heads - March 2

50888-8i Damaged finish on copper table - February 19

41066-8i Dishwasher ruined shiny aluminum - February 19

• Restoring a black & copper "japanned" antique finish - February 10

• How To Rust Metal like Jingle Bells & Safety Pins - February 10

• Restoring rusty cast iron wood stove, painting it open Q. - February 8

61509i Sealing lightly corroded aluminum engine parts with crude oil - February 6

• Clear coating to protect rust patina finish - February 2

• Carburetor re-plating / re-coloring open Q. - January 30

41407-3i Magnetic, silver-color, 1998 penny open Q. - January 30

• Removing Teflon non-stick coating from Glass Cookware open Q. - January 26

• Restoring the yellow dichromate finish on automobile carburetors open Q. - January 20

• D-I-Y Yellow gold engagement ring to white gold? open Q. - January 20

• Solving an electrolysis problem in home plumbing open Q. - January 18

• Acid copper plating is not responding to brightener open Q. - January 18

• Chrome redipping for wheel open Q. - January 16

• Copper plating of lead bullets, cheap & simple open Q. - January 14

• Chemical removal/stripping of chrome from bicycle parts open Q. - January 11

• Karat gold (10k-18k) electroplating using dissolving donor anode open Q. - January 11

19382-1i Making aluminum look like copper - January 10

• Where to find ZAP professional restorer open Q. - January 9

• Which metal is safest for fireplace heat exchanger? open Q. - January 9

• Painting a car with house paint open Q. - January 2

60503-2i Penny Floor Problems & Solutions - January 1

32469-1i Is black Hard Chrome as hard as White? open Q. - December 26

32986-2i How to make polyresin coated real flowers - December 25

• Thru-hull fitting w/brass hose barb & bronze valve open Q. - December 24

• Corten blisters and the brown patina falls off open Q. - December 17

• Prepare milled steel mailbox for priming, painting, or clear coating open Q. - December 13

• White gold turning to yellow - December 8

• How to Re-do nickel-lined copper cookware open Q. - December 6

• Changing a chrome shower head to black chrome - December 2

10881-1i Dishwasher is making our Emsonware mugs ugly - December 1

12107-2i Tilex stained my bathtub, can it be removed? - November 27

• Removing brass paint from a gold plated chandelier - November 23

23897-8i How to identify old lamps? open Q. - November 21

16032-3i Cleaning/restoring vintage tin humpback trunk - November 21

• Blue Quarter? Why did it turn blue? open Q. - November 20

• Cleaning gold that has been burned in a fire - November 20

37205-19 Sterling silver vs. silver plated -- How to tell? - November 20

• Steel plating of copper etchings/engravings - November 18

42140-3i What screw material for aluminum caravan? - November 14

12044-5i Removing remaining chrome from motorcycle parts? open Q. - November 11

• Want gold colored finish for a sword - November 11

• Removing dye from anodized aluminum; changing the color - November 11

61496-1i Repair enamel coated steel tea kettle? - November 2

• Painting or plating magnesium alloy wheels - October 31

• Cleaning damaged Eagle Alloy aluminum rims - October 29

26176-9i Steelcase Tanker Desk Restoration Tips open Q. - October 29

• How to Get the Look of Aged (Antique) Nickel Plating open Q. - October 28

• Dishwasher ruined shiny aluminum -- How to fix it? - October 26

• Lime-A-Way on stainless steel fridge door took away the shine open Q. - October 22

54890-4i Q&A on Theda Sterling Silver Medals, Crosses, & Jewelry - October 20

• How to polish, finish, & protect a copper table open Q. - October 15

• Iridescence with patinas and metal restoration - October 12

• Value of silver plated nickel silver? - October 10

• Dirilyte Gold-tone Flatware - October 9

• Cleaning an old copper kettle for apple butter - October 5

• Cause of black mark on skin from gold jewelry open Q. - October 1

61491-1i Gold plated copper sneaker caps - September 29

• Can't get part to anodize! open Q. - September 29

• Improving adhesion of paint to polypropylene - September 27

• Dried-on Brasso removal - September 27

• Restore Silver damaged by bleach - September 27

8999-3i Home made Hull Cell and Acid Copper Plating additives - September 23

• Mineral spirits to clean rancid oil off my teak dining table? open Q. - September 19

• QS8 Connector Issues / Plating - September 14

• Problems and solutions about aluminum chain-mail - September 12

• Ashes from bonfire effect on paint - September 12

• Rust finish for galvanized tin? - September 9

blue tub is white when dry Blue bathtub turns white only when dry - September 6

• Remove water stains / water marks from Corten - September 6

• 1977 Silver Penny - September 6

26107-3i Restoring dark metal finishes on old Craftsman houses and farm houses - September 3

• Removing protective plastic film adhesive residue - August 31

• Brass is pink from improper cleaning - August 31

• Cold Rust Bluing Methods open Q. - August 21

• How to remove oxide from our terminals? open Q. - August 19

• Dirilyte gold-tone flatware: Cleaning / Polishing / Storing - August 16

• Wood stove: Can't find high temperature enamel in right color open Q. - August 16

• Removing Teflon non-stick coating from Visions and Pyrex Glass Cookware open Q. - August 16

23481-1i Polished Aluminum Clearcoat Secret - August 16

• Nickel Plating Appearance in the Late 19th Century open Q. - August 16

• What will take tarn-x stains off a stainless sink? - August 16

• Why Noxon Brass and Silver Polish (and Quick Dip) Disappeared - August 14

• Seasoning & Restoring Cast Iron Cookware - August 14

• Dishwasher ruined shiny aluminum -- How to fix it? - August 6

• Need to find Hawes Lemon Oil - August 4

• Problems and solutions in copper electroforming - July 29

• How to Fix mercury damage to gold jewelry - July 29

• Could ashes from our bonfire have ruined the paint on neighbor's car? - July 27

• Sulfur springs turned my silver jewelry black. How to fix? - July 24

30186-2i Lime-Away damaged stainless steel sink - July 24

• Acid copper sulphate [affil links to item on Ebay & on Amazon] plating problem: copper concentration is growing - July 23

27662 Cleaning corroded pennies and coins - July 18

• Questions & Answers about Zinc or galvanized countertops open Q. - July 9

• 18K gold ring turned my finger black - July 8

• Kenrick 19th century cast iron open Q. - July 4

• Refinishing bronze table legs - July 4

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

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 sulphate [affil links to item on Ebay & on Amazon] & 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

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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