On Fri, 6 Aug 2004 16:51:14 -0400, "Mark Hopkins"
Friend of mine's retired walking boots. She wants to turn them into a
Total failure so far - it depends on getting a conductive layer onto
the leather before plating, usually involving some sort of graphite
coating. Our various recipes haven't worked very well yet, and we're
still waiting for some commercial Aquadag to show up.
OTOH, I have managed to copper plate titanium (which is difficult),
and to electroless copper plate steel (which is also difficult,
Best part is that _all_
of the materials came from just one place, the
over-the-counter farm vet chemist. Few kg of copper sulphate (for
athlete's hoof in sheep or something), conc sulphuric acid (drain
cleaner), stockholm tar (sheep polish), calf feeding buckets (stronger