by J. Poyner

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England

150 x 210mm


ISBN 978-0-85242-862-7


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Extract from back cover of book:

The techniques of depositing a thin metallic layer on an object for decoration, corrosion protection, electrical conductivity, wear resistance and so on have been known for many years but have been developed and improved to a remarkable extent in the second half of the 20th century. This book sets out to discuss the principles and practice of those forms of plating most suited to the amateur and small workshop, using relatively simple and inexpensive equipment to produce results virtually undetectable from work carried out by major plating concerns.

Jack Poyner, a professional involved in all forms of plating for many years, is also a keen model engineer able to recognise the dividing line between what his average fellow enthusiast would consider practical and worthwhile and what is really better left to experts in the field. The result is a really useful and practical book which will be of value to both amateur and light industrial users in many diverse fields.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial


Chapter 1 - Introduction and principles of electroplating

Chapter 2 - The electrical supply

Chapter 3 - The electroplating tank

Chapter 4 - The cleaning of the substrate

Chapter 5 - The electrolyte

Chapter 6 - Electroforming and electroplating on non-conductors

Chapter 7 - Electroless electroplating

Chapter 8 - An example and the consideration of electroplating

Chapter 9 - The finishing of aluminium and its alloys