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In plating a 1 inch by 1 inch by .1 inch brass sample in

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In plating a 1 inch by 1 inch by .1 inch brass sample in silver, what would be the most efficient way to accumulate 40 microns of silver on the surface?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Phil replied 9 months ago.'n-Buff/p/1416

6 different products but with no 40 micron controls​

You could get 40 microns this way.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
There's no way to achieve this with what I already have?
Expert:  Phil replied 9 months ago.

Please tell me what you already have.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have achieved a 100 mg mass change with 11 iterations of the process I described in the description. However, I can't just leave it for hours to develop a thicker plating, because tarnish begins to gather, so I have to pass it at intervals. I have tried altering the voltage and increasing the time of plating to 3 minutes, but both cause overplating.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
For further background, I'm doing a materials science research project. I work in a laboratory at a university.

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