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Old 03-02-2010, 10:11 AM
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Default Re: electroplating my own parts

I have a solution called metal prep that you can brush or spray on that turns rust into iron phosphate. If I brush off the powdery residue that it leaves, perhaps with a bit of alcohol for thoroughness, do you think that the phosphatized surface will be a problem? I ask because it is intended as a pre-treat for priming and painting. Primer will stick to it well, but I have no idea concerning plating.
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