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Copper plating?

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by loughy, Feb 21, 2014.

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  1. loughy

    loughy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 5, 2010
    washington, pa
    Ok so I have a few copper mods coming in the mail. What I'm wondering is, can I take a cap from one of my stainless drippers and copper plate it myself? I don't know of any copper rda around.
     
  2. DrMA

    DrMA Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2013
    Seattle area
    You could use a vapor deposition or electrolytic setup to copper-plate stainless, but would you really want to put copper in your mouth? Copper is toxic and may even stain your lips and gums blue/green.

    BTW, nice avatar :D
     
  3. TexasTanker19kilo20

    TexasTanker19kilo20 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2013
    Copperas Cove, TEXAS
  4. CaliusOptimus

    CaliusOptimus Unregistered Supplier

    May 5, 2014
    California
    It's possible to copper plate at home, but not easy or cheap. I've been toying with it myself.

    To plate stainless you need to plate with nickel first, via Woods nickel solution. Then plate with a copper sulfate bath.

    I did this stainless drip tip recently:
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    Not bad for a first try, has good adhesion. Surface was rough, and took some polishing to get to this state.
     
  5. loughy

    loughy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 5, 2010
    washington, pa
    Damn looks good. I set my stuff aside for a little while.
     
  6. classwife

    classwife Admin
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    Moved to Cosmetic Mods from Atomizer Mods
     
  7. SteamHead

    SteamHead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL, USA
    You can find copper caps for several RDA's... check TOBH and APO :)
     
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