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  • Annealing before nickel plating?

    Posted by james on November 5, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    As I lay here at 3:50 in the morning wide awake for no obvious reason, a thought has entered my head. Should I anneal my brass before nickel electroplating ( I started plating as something to do while components are scarce)? Would this be a pointless step?

    james replied 10 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • 300blk300

    November 5, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    While nickel is more resistant to corrosion and easier to feed, the casings are slightly more expensive. Brass, on the other hand, has withstood the test of time and is durable, easy to reload and less expensive than nickel. Overall nickel casings have a shorter life span the normal brass casings .

  • Highover

    November 5, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    You should anneal before plating, plating may chip if you anneal after.

  • Parking_Media

    November 5, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Do two and find out. I don’t think a thin plating will chip off during sizing, but emphasis on think.

    I have everything I need to do some plating, I will get on that next week. Sounds fun to try anyways.

  • MandaloreZA

    November 5, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    It does not matter, I tried both. Plate after wet tumbling, drying, then wiped down with acetone for best results. All while using gloves.

    You can also anneal after they are plated.

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