The Complete Plating Manual
Version 9E of The Complete Plating Manual is without doubt, the most
advanced ‘how to’ plating book available today. Containing
over 160 pages, it specifically addresses the problems of plating on a
small scale, and wherever possible employs the “Keep It Simple”
formula. Where appropriate we are bringing a version
of this manual to European standards to cater for the ever growing
interest from the UK and mainland Europe. Standard plating techniques such as nickel and copper
plating have been upgraded, and there are many new systems discussed,
such as ‘hard’ chrome plating, electroless plating and aluminium
Detailed instructions on how to hard chrome plate tool tips, gives the
novice a completely new perspective to his workshop. The anodising
section shows how to ‘splash colour’ anodise (just like the way
paintball guns are done), using a new range of Caswell dyes.
Manufacture your own gilding foils, easy techniques for making gold,
copper and nickel leaf. There is an excellent section on bronzing things
like baby shoes, and another on plating glass tableware. Brush
plating with PlugNPlate kits is an inexpensive technique for doing small
local repairs or to gold plate those car emblems, or that old fob watch.
New antiquing solutions provide a whole spectrum of effects for the
restorer, including a new safe zinc and Copy Cad Blackener. There is
even an old fashioned steel blackener formula which uses walnut shells.
Chrome and Anodise stripping techniques are thoroughly discussed, as are
new concepts for plating lead work, which is must for fishing lures, sun
catchers and stained glass manufacture.
Electronically inclined? Then the plans in this manual show you how to
build a sophisticated variable power supply using inexpensive Radio
Shack type components.
Finally a whole chapter on environmental issues., demonstrates the effective reduction of waste, its disposal and emissions, and the EPA requirements.
We guarantee our manual to be the VERY best on
the market for a miniature plating operation.
The Complete Plating Manual Version 9E