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Well the guy I've always used for zinc plating doesn't want to be bothered doing it for customers now, so desperate times require desperate measures :-?
Decided to have a go myself and may as well document how it goes here.

So step #1 was to clear a bit of bench in the brothel I call a shed.
Step #2 was spend a crazy amount of money on setting up :banghead:
Yeah, I know you can plate in a Vegemite jar with a teaspoon of salt and a half flat vibrator battery, but thought I should give myself half a chance of success :D
So here we go....just waiting on a few more things to arrive at present.
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So have the main tank plumbed in :D
Has a pump and filter under the bench. I'm using one of those magnetic impeller beer pumps and an under bench filter that has a 20 micron poly filter in it.
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Things haven't progressed as fast as I'd hoped. First the supplier left the zinc anodes out of the box, then I ran out of hours.
Started again today...
Got the chemicals into solution and had a think about wiring etc.
Decided to add a couple of bus bars to run power from and also going to get some bigger sized anodes.
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Doesn't anyone else in Tasmania do zinc plating? This sounds like too much effort Zedboy, you have far more patience than I do. And maybe more hours!

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Trodz wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:20 am
Doesn't anyone else in Tasmania do zinc plating? This sounds like too much effort Zedboy, you have far more patience than I do. And maybe more hours!
Yeah, well I'm kinda committed now (or should be :lol: )
Will be nice to do things as I need them... providing I get the hang of it.
Hope to have a play again this weekend.

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Not enough hours in the day :-?
Set up a couple of bus bars this arvo. Should keep wires up and out of the way and allow for adding more without the bench mess..... hopefully :lol:
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