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by cycles
(42 posts)
2 years ago

Silver plating in a can

Hi all
There is a method of silver plating that is created on the metal, ie a bare brass sax, by polishing. I am sure some are aware of this plating method. This method of platileave saves a thin coating of silver, that needs to be applied periodically to keep the silver appearance. I have the idea to  apply this polish silver on a set of sax keys, and then apply a clear lacquer to preserve the silver finish. Has anyone tried this and what are your thoughts ? Thanks
Cycles 

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  1. by saxgourmet
    (119 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: Silver plating in a can

    yes....it works as advertised......BUT....the amount of silver applied is next to nothing
     

    STEVE GOODSON
    New Orleans
    www.nationofmusic.com

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    1. by madmajor
      (13 posts)

      2 weeks ago

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    2. by madmajor
      (13 posts)

      2 weeks ago

      Re: Silver plating in a can

      I can confirm the layer is really thin (even after three or four goes.  But does hide minor wear to silver plating.

      on one area I have ended up with an edge of blacking (probably because I did not prep the area in anyway)

      is is there any method of avoiding this Steve? 

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    3. by cycles
      (42 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: Silver plating in a can

      I ordered a can of the silver plating polish, they say it is possible to build up the layer of silver.
      Will keep you posted.
      Cycles 



      Original Quote:
      "yes....it works as advertised......BUT....the amount of silver applied is next to nothing 

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  2. by GFC
    (463 posts)

    1 year ago

    Re: Silver plating in a can

    It only works if the surface is absolutely smooth, like 1500 grit then burnished smooth.  Otherwise it will gob on the highs and not plate the lows.

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    1. by saxgourmet
      (119 posts)

      1 year ago

      Re: Silver plating in a can

      if you're looking for the easy way, get a good quality brush plater (Rio Grande Tool sells a good one)......don't wast time with a battery powered one.......this will plate much better than the rub on liquid....still far from perfect, but better

      STEVE GOODSON
      New Orleans
      www.nationofmusic.com

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      1. by cycles
        (42 posts)

        1 year ago

        Re: Silver plating in a can

        Thanks Steve. Will give it a try.
        Jim 

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    2. by cycles
      (42 posts)

      1 year ago

      Re: Silver plating in a can

      Thanks. I bought the silver polish a while back, and found the same, works well on my Jody Jazz DV.Chi as long as I polish it on a daily basis.
      jim 

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  3. by dilandilan
    (7 posts)

    9 months ago

    Re: Silver plating in a can

    isn't it better to use gold can??????

    Graduated from [url=http://www.soran.edu.iq/] Soran [/url] University with First Class Degree with Honours in Computer Science.

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    1. by cycles
      (42 posts)

      9 months ago

      Re: Silver plating in a can

      Only if you want a Gold finish. But i have never seen a polish on Gold liquid in a can.

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    2. by cycles
      (42 posts)

      9 months ago

      Re: Silver plating in a can

      Only if you want a Gold finish. But i have never seen a polish on Gold liquid in a can.

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