Electroplating makes bumpers shiny and rustproof. It also makes these beautiful bits of industrial waste
By Theodore Gray
Posted 03.28.2006 at 3:00 am 1 Comment
Plating at Home Cost: $30 Easy | | | | | Hard
You may not want to rechrome a '57 Chevy, but you can coat small objects using kits designed for plating jewelry. This $30 plating pen (pmcsupply.com) uses electricity the same as the bumper factory does, just with a couple AA batteries instead of a car-size transformer.
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