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 Posted: Tue Sep 15th, 2020 08:20 pm
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David A Cherry
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I’m looking to get one 8 inch cage and blade shiny nickel plated. Any suggestions will be great.. Thanks to all! 

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 Posted: Tue Sep 15th, 2020 08:40 pm
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Mark Olson
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Any chrome plating shop does nickel.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 15th, 2020 08:56 pm
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Vic Valencheck
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For my 8" Breezer nickel blade I polished it up on a buffing wheel. Then I went over it with Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish.
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 Posted: Fri Sep 18th, 2020 12:28 am
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I picked up an Electro DC Filtered Power Supply for $10 at an estate sale. Did a little research on nickel plating on Youtube.  A Rubbermaid container, White Vinegar, Table Salt and a pack of 99 Nickel Hobart Welding Electrodes and I had a plating setup.
Second pic is a Hacker-Craft boat tag that I reproduced and Nickel plated. With power cranked up to 20 VDC it took less than a minute...






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 Posted: Fri Sep 18th, 2020 01:59 am
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Donald Coleman wrote: I picked up an Electro DC Filtered Power Supply for $10 at an estate sale. Did a little research on nickel plating on Youtube.  A Rubbermaid container, White Vinegar, Table Salt and a pack of 99 Nickel Hobart Welding Electrodes and I had a plating setup.
Second pic is a Hacker-Craft boat tag that I reproduced and Nickel plated. With power cranked up to 20 VDC it took less than a minute...






WOW very nice. Have you ever done Silver?

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 Posted: Fri Sep 18th, 2020 03:14 am
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Donald Coleman
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Don Tener wrote: Donald Coleman wrote: I picked up an Electro DC Filtered Power Supply for $10 at an estate sale. Did a little research on nickel plating on Youtube.  A Rubbermaid container, White Vinegar, Table Salt and a pack of 99 Nickel Hobart Welding Electrodes and I had a plating setup.
Second pic is a Hacker-Craft boat tag that I reproduced and Nickel plated. With power cranked up to 20 VDC it took less than a minute...






WOW very nice. Have you ever done Silver?
Haven't done Silver. Just nickel, and I'll probably set up a copper plating tank.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 18th, 2020 03:17 pm
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Interesting. Does it need to be a filtered power supply? Or could say, a hefty computer power supply do this?


Donald Coleman wrote: I picked up an Electro DC Filtered Power Supply for $10 at an estate sale. Did a little research on nickel plating on Youtube.  A Rubbermaid container, White Vinegar, Table Salt and a pack of 99 Nickel Hobart Welding Electrodes and I had a plating setup.
Second pic is a Hacker-Craft boat tag that I reproduced and Nickel plated. With power cranked up to 20 VDC it took less than a minute...







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 Posted: Fri Sep 18th, 2020 03:26 pm
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Donald Coleman
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I used that power supply because it's what I had. I also like being able to control the voltage. Most of the videos I watched they used a 5V cell phone charger supply.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 18th, 2020 04:18 pm
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Donald Coleman wrote: I used that power supply because it's what I had. I also like being able to control the voltage. Most of the videos I watched they used a 5V cell phone charger supply.
I'll have to watch some videos and do some research. I'd just like to be able to plate some hardware. That tag looks fantastic btw.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 19th, 2020 10:11 am
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Lane Shirey
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I have that exact power supply.  It used to be my father’s. Now I have a use for it! 

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