The Electroplater's Handbook Author:C. W. Ammen Here’s your chance to learn a skill that’s always in demand. Using this step-by-step guide, you can quickly master electroplating to save yourself hundreds of dollars … or to make hundreds of dollars by turning your new-found craft into a profitable business! — If you want to plate any kind of object for any purpose, you will f... more »ind this an amazingly complete and practical reference. If you’re a model railroad builder, auto or antique restorer, amateur jeweler, coin collector, science buff, radio or electronics hobbyist, artist, sculptor, or even a parent who wants to bronze a pair of baby shoes, you need this complete guide to electroplating!
Expert metalworker, C.W. Ammen guides you carefully through every step from how to set up a workshop, what chemicals are used, and how to find customers to making your own direct current plating generator, grinding, polishing, and etching. He gives expert guidance on all the professional techniques and processes used to produce high quality plating using common metals such as copper, nickel, chromium, silver, gold, and zinc and cadmium plating, and less common metals such as tin and iron including:
* Brush plating using two or more different metals
* Reverse plating used in the art field where metals are inlaid on etched designs
* Silvering mirrors, adding gold or silver to rims of glasses, plates, plating on glass, and immersion plating
* Coloring various metals with chemicals alone to give them a patina or antique look
In no time, you’ll be able to replate old and worn silver, plate automotive parts, restore any plated object to its original luster. All the directions, formulas, and professional tips are here.
C.W. Ammen has more than 40 years experience in all areas of metalworking and is currently a consultant on mechanical and chemical processing for firms throughout the United States, Canada, and South America. He is the author of many bestselling titles for TAB including The Metalcaster’s Bible. « less