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60786. Looking for a Plating & Anti-Fingerprint Expert

June 27, 2018

RFQ: Hi, we are having trouble passing an in-house chemical reliability test for a shower fixture. The fixture is zinc die-cast with a cu plating layer and a final anti-fingerprint layer for corrosion resistance. We would like to develop a test to adequately test the effectiveness of the coating.

Jim Chou
shop employee - New York, New York USA
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60751. Looking for a silver ink, possibly Enthone?

May 7, 2018

RFQ: We are having trouble doing silk screen over a textured powder coat. The customer requires a silver finish and we have extensive problems with our ink. I have been looking for an alternative but the only thing I can find is extremely expensive as it has real silver in it and is used on computer chips and circuit boards.

I was hoping someone could give me some direction in locating a silver ink, preferably textured.

Luke Zanter
- Verona, Wisconsin USA
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60743. Tank Solution Help

April 26, 2018

RFQ: I am new to this plating industry and am working with a small tank. I need a plating consultant who will walk me through setting up my tank solution. In looking for a formula, I have contacted the company where I purchased my chemicals, but they only recommended me find a consultant. I do have the technical data sheet for my chemicals.
Electroplating copper on plastic
Acid bath (no heat)

I have my anode and cathode rods, but I also looking for a company to purchase my copper bars / slabs from

Andrea F.
AMBER FARMER - Montgomery, Alabama
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60759. Need best stripper to strip paint off aluminum wheels to be powder coated

March 7, 2018

RFQ: I want to start refinishing wheels want to know what is the best and fastes process to prep the wheel to be powder coated. Thanks

Sonny Railowal
Buyer - Toronto Ontario Canada
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60760. Need Masking Materials for Anodizing and Chem Film

March 2, 2018

RFQ: Hello,
Looking for masking that can run through chemical processing such as anodizing and aluminum chem film.

Micheline Forth
processor - Rincon, Georgia USA
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60681. Trying to find a supplier for small amounts of Aluminum anodizing chemicals.

January 31, 2018

RFQ: Dear, Sirs
I'm a college student about to graduate with an associates in machining. I spent the last quarter doing detailed research on smaller anodizing set ups. My teacher wants to add anodizing to the processes we cover at school and I have found everything except a supplier for the chemicals. I contacted usspecialty with no luck, and can't figure out the chemical names for the chemicals to purchase them through a wholesaler. I'm figuring since I have spent a lot of time reading this forum that you guys can probably answer these questions for me. I'm thankful for the information I have gotten already hoping to get the last thing I need.

grant oney
Student - seattle, Washington
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Ed. note: if you don't get responses, just google "hobby plating suppliers". You'll want a non-etch caustic cleaner, aluminum caustic etch, de-smutting solution (for this the supplier will want to know what alloy), 15% by weight sulfuric acid, dyes in whatever colors you want, nickel acetate sealing solution (alternately, use boiling DI water for sealing).

60680. Need Clear Coat for Birch(wood) that goes on 63 mils DFT

January 29, 2018

RFQ: I am looking for Clear Coat for Birch(wood) that goes on 63 mils (1/16") DFT. Is there such a beast? Ideally, approved by NSF (National Sanitation Foundation).
Thank you.

David Jacobson
coating co. - Bellingham, Massachusetts USA
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60673. Printed Board Pad Plating

January 23, 2018

RFQ: I am interested get in contact with experts and vendors providing knowledge / solutions regarding coating of Cu pads on PCBs. The coating should provide higher mechanical robustness and less material migration during el. current flow over contact spot. (Current reference is Hard Au on Ni on Cu pad). Another material compositions than Ni and Au would be to be discussed in following. Thanks.

Adam Przybilla
- Neubiberg, Germany
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60660. Looking for automated silvering station for vinyl records

December 15, 2017

RFQ: My company is in need of an automated silvering station but I'm having trouble finding one. I see a few on YouTube but unsure of the manufactures that make them. Any help would be great.

Jonathan Meyer
- Charlotte, North Carolina
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60656. Need 3M Tape and Roller for Adhesion Test

December 29, 2017

RFQ: I want to use the 3m 250 tape and also a precise poundage roller (4 to 5 lbs?) in North Carolina and was wondering where to buy roller and tape in small qty. of 1 to 2 rolls. Please advise.

SW Medlin
- Claremont, North Carolina, USA
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60641. Looking for a good source for plating anodes

December 1, 2017

RFQ: Specifically looking for expanded type, lead/antimony, varying OD & length. Thanks.

Shannon Kelty
Plating Shop - CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa US
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60550. Need salt spray chamber

November 6, 2017

RFQ: We are looking for a Salt Spray chamber that can run up to 20 Q panels at a time. We would like a quote for a good unit made in the US.
Thank you.

Terry Welch
- Pewaukee, Wisconsin USA
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60544. Need Durophos-25, and Keykote-38

October 25, 2017

RFQ: 1) We are looking for US supplier of Durophos-25 or equal. Data sheet required.
2) We are looking for US supplier of Keykote-38 or equal. Data sheet required.

Tom Pessarra
buyer - Pasadena, Texas, USA
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60533. Need advice and equipment for aluminum and steel finishing

October 19, 2017

RFQ: Musical Instrument manufacturer in Neptune New Jersey seeking advice and to purchase equipment:

We need advice on putting brush, grain and polished finishes on aluminum and steel tone bars for our vibraphones and glockenspiels.

What machines should we be using?
What belts should we be using?

We believe we are in the market for a new or used "mini-timesaver" (narrow belt) and other finishing equipment for these and other finishing operations we have in our factory. Our widest metal bars are 2-1/2 inches wide.

Leigh Stevens, CEO
business owner - Neptune New Jersey USA
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60428. Need Paint Booth

August 12, 2017

RFQ: We're looking for an automotive paint booth. Used, in good condition showing minimal wear. Mixing room would be an added bonus. Heat/air makeup would also be great, and fire suppression. Semi downdraft, or modified down draft preferred

Adam Hammer
Hammer & Dolly Auto Restorations - Traverse City, Michigan

60612. Need Electrodes

August 11, 2017

RFQ: I need Gr1 Titanium as substrate, mixed Ruthenium-Iridium oxide or mixed Ruthenium-Iridium-Stannum-Titanium oxide as coating on 3" x 12" strips of titanium; depending on price from 10 to 50. Thanks.

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