Step 7

Time for this step:     30 seconds Total Time Spent:     3 minutes

Activating The Exposed Nickel Plate


Activating the nickel surface of the car emblem to prepare for gold plating

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In this step the exposed nickel surface is electrochemically activated.  The emblem is given a negative charge relative to the activator solution carried by the "woolly" sleeve on the blue handle.  The activator solution makes the nickel surface highly active and removes oxides that could affect adhesion of the 24K gold plating.  This is a quick step that only requires the technician to cover the entire surface at least once.  Our procedure specifies that the entire surface is covered at least twice to make sure we have activated the entire surface.

1.    Placing Drain Apron

2.    Setting Drain Pan

3.    Positioning The Gold Star

4.    Ready To Sit Down

5.    Stripping The Existing Chrome

6.    Rinse After Stripping

7.    Activating The Nickel Surface

8.    Rinse After Activation

9.    Starting To Gold Plate

10.  Continuing Gold Plating

11.  Finished Gold Plating

12.  Rinsing After Gold Plating

13.  The emblem after Waxing and drying.


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