Bright Nickel Plating Solution - Bath Application - TDS
Gold Plating Services’ Bright Nickel Plating Solution is a nickel sulfate electroplating solution that will plate a bright level deposit with good physical properties and is very receptive to subsequent plating such as chrome, gold, rhodium or other decorative plates. This nickel plate is ideal for decorative applications where the malleability of the nickel is not an issue.
Content - Nickel sulfate 10 oz/qt.
Temperature 120° to 155° F - Optimum 140°F
Anode to Cathode Ratio 2:1 or higher
pH 3.5 - 4.5 – Optimum 4
Filtration Continuous for larger baths after use for smaller baths
Current Density cathode 10 – 35 A/sq. ft.
Voltage Depends on the size of the tank – 4-6 volts in smaller tank
Anode Nickel The solution nickel will be replenished by anode corrosion. The anode must be bagged to avoid deposit roughness.
Agitation Agitation through cathode or solution movement.
For large baths the anodes should be nickel and bagged, the solution should be continuously pumped through a filter and heated with a quarts heater.