Electroplating Non-Metals Answered
I'm looking for input on the process of electroplating non-metal materials. I have never electroplated before and am open to trying the traditional method or the paint on plate solutions that are available. I'm just uncertain where/ how to begin and what to buy.
The hurdle is that the items I want to plate are not metal to begin with. One website I read seemed to suggest that painting the object with a paint that contains metal flakes (like Liquid Leaf faux gold leaf, which contains soluble copper) would be enough to get a paintable silver plate to bond.
Anyone have experience to weigh in with? I welcome suggestions for techniques, favorite products, etc.