Is there anyone on this Forum doing Nickel plating that is NOT using a Caswell kit?
I do. I built my nickel plating line from various components I bought or had on hand. I only do small items.
Is there a reason you want someone NOT using a Caswell kit? Just curious. I found my kit affordable and (so far) quite useful--of course I use it mostly on player piano and toy train parts!
Hi Dave: Have you priced there water heaters and Power supply's?
Don't go to a regular chrome shop. Their plating doesn't stay bright for long.
Larry, very true. Most chrome plating shops only use nickel as a base layer after applying copper. You really have to specify "Bright Nickel" to make sure you get what you want. Also ask if they have experience doing that process.
New England Chrome plating in Hartford CT does a nice job of nickel plating.
Hmm, not in a while, and the kit I have is the "brush plating" kit--suitable for small parts, not bumpers, radiator shells, etc. Although I have not yet tried to do a steering wheel case and levers with it. YET!!
I wonder if aquarium water heaters would work??
Power supplies can be had from surplus electronics dealers---just some thoughts!