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Modding DIY howto coat aluminium with copper???

Discussion in 'Modding' started by TTmodder, 27 Feb 2007.

  1. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    i'm wondering how it's possible to coat aluminum with copper at an diy home basis. Can someone explain to me or give me a link that descripes that???
     
  2. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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  3. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    Ah it was electroplating i meant. Thx spaceraver i've been used the wrong word on google to search. (D'oh)
     
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    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Short answer is no, not least because you need a cyanide-base copper plating solution, and in the UK and possibly many other places you can't buy cyanide salts without a licence.

    http://www.alu-info.dk/HTML/alulib/modul/A00354.htm

    Moved to Modding, this isn't a Guide.
     
  5. g0th

    g0th What's a Dremel?

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    You can probably get away with a copper sulfate solution, but i really think you'll need to do this zinc-coating pre-treatment business properly, due to the ease with which the aluminium could be oxidised in the electroplating bath.

    Personally, i would try anodization, if you want to electrochemically finish Aluminium.
     

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