TECH TIP 16

If the environment you are plating in, and the chemicals you are plating with are too hot, the chemical reaction taking place during the plating process will occur too quickly and CAN POSSIBLY cause staining on the part in question.

These stains could include streaks, white blotches, yellow-brownish stains as well as foggy spots.

If the part you are plating is large, the heat could result in a foggy finish on the surface of the plating.

In an ideal setting, you should be able to regulate the temperature of your spray booth.

Your spray booth and chemicals should remain at a standard room temperature; 23 to 26°C (73.4 to 78.8°F)

EXTREME HEAT may cause difficulties in achieving optimal results, especially on large surfaces.

If you do not have a temperature-regulated spray booth, always store chemicals and paints in a cool place and schedule your plating application work early in the morning when temperatures are lower and your plating solutions are cooler.

During times of extreme heat, refrigerating the plating solutions prior to using them will help to achieve optimal results. Please contact our tech team for further details.

Waste no more precious time and money – Follow these simple guidelines and prevent having to redo parts that could have otherwise been flawless!