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  • TADoan commented on A_Steingrube's instructable High Quality (and Safe) Nickel Plating9 months ago
    High Quality (and Safe) Nickel Plating

    I'm not sure what is happening I have checked voltage with meter (7.5 to 8.5) label on wall converter says 6 volts DC, so not too bad I guess. Vinegar and pinch of salt, only nickel objects in bath.Positive side is bubbling and producing black crystalline appearing mass that falls off settles to bottom of plastic container. Negative side not too many bubbles but forms a white crusty coating and quite a bit of material below on the bottom of container.Nickel source is an old English made horse bit it is stamped nickel and made in England and is at least 70 years old. The bath has a nice green colour. I tried plating a copper penny but it just turned black with same deposit on it.Should I just get a better Nickel source? local Metals Supermarket is wanting $150 for 4 inch square 2mm Ni...see more »I'm not sure what is happening I have checked voltage with meter (7.5 to 8.5) label on wall converter says 6 volts DC, so not too bad I guess. Vinegar and pinch of salt, only nickel objects in bath.Positive side is bubbling and producing black crystalline appearing mass that falls off settles to bottom of plastic container. Negative side not too many bubbles but forms a white crusty coating and quite a bit of material below on the bottom of container.Nickel source is an old English made horse bit it is stamped nickel and made in England and is at least 70 years old. The bath has a nice green colour. I tried plating a copper penny but it just turned black with same deposit on it.Should I just get a better Nickel source? local Metals Supermarket is wanting $150 for 4 inch square 2mm Nickel sheet. That is about the same price as commercial plating bath.Not sure where one should go with this, comments much appreciated.

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