Posted by: h2okay | August 6, 2009

Electroplating advice?

Wire sculpture created by Eric Anyiagei, Ghana.

Wire sculpture created by Eric Anyiagei, Ghana.

I have a fellow wire artist looking for some advice. He works with enameled copper and would like to silver-plate some of his pieces. I am fortunate enough to be able to send my work to a supplier to have this process done, so I don’t know much about it. Eric is thinking of doing it himself. He asks these questions:

  1. Ideas for getting rid of the plastic coating on the copper?
  2. Would you recommend a silver nitrate solution as the electrolyte?
  3. Could the process be done in a plastic container?
  4. Any other advice/recommendation?
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Responses

  1. Hi people. Eric here.
    i want to try a DIY electroplating and I welcome ideas on the subject. ( as posted above by Angela)
    I must say that access to professionals, here, is impossible.
    Thanx folks


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