electroplating my own parts

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  1. kbot6789

    kbot6789 New Member

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    hey guys i built a home electroplating unit. useing a atx power supply and a 5 gallon bucket anyways and i also bult a deruster tank :) anyways to make a long story short i have been takeing my bike apart im gonna paint it flat black and remove all the chrome hand build me a tank and im gonna electroplate all the parts myself and and because i live on a dirt road im gonna use my mountain bike as the doner bike im gonna plate my covers on my engine in nickle and polish it up might do the the clutch cover in brass and the head in brass im not big ongold but im thinking about doing a old school mountain bike i chose a mountain bike because whare i live is mostly dirt road i figure it would be better on the fran but anyways here is a bracket i plated in nickle i think it came out nice and heres the doner bike
     
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    thares tom the pics should be up of the bracket i plated in nickle it was all rusty i cleaned it up and plated it myself
     
  5. Vistaman73

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    very nice, i get the feeling this will catch on. you should make a thread on how to make it and how to use it. And welcome to the forum. :D
     
  6. kbot6789

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    ok if i get 4 requists on this topic i'll post a how to on how to do it first making the solution then part two is plating
     
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    i,m interested . i think lots of people would be .
     
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    Many years ago I used to have an electroplating kit. For years I plated gun parts tools and anything else that looked like it needed plating. I finally used up the jars of plating chemicals and haven't plated since. I think these days one can find the equipment on the internet. It's simple to do and works great.

    Tom
     
  9. Stoney

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    I am interested. Thankyou for sharing
     
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    do I make #4 ? ;)
    this is a cool thread !!! (^)
     
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    you make 2 azbill lol need two more bud
     
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    Vistaman = 1
    diceman = 2
    Stoney = 3
    azbill = 4

    i think we got a full classroom
     
  13. Bikeguy Joe

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    Make me number five and quit playin' around!
     
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    I have had good luck with the de-rusting, but never plated.

    the de-rusting works best with high amps, and HOT water.
     
  15. Dan

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    Howdy KBot, welcome. Would enjoy seeing how it is done.
     
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    I make 7, been interested in the past.
     
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    Definately interested!
     
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    I have been de-rusting parts with a battery charger for years, but i have never plated anything yet.
    I have 3 ATX power supplies sitting on the floor behind me right now.
    I am very interested in your plating how-to! :)
    It would be awesome to nickle plate that 1947 Briggs engine i have in the shed!
     
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    LOL, what VB say

    19 replies but 165 reads. A whole bunch of folks interested!
     

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