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And you may ask yourself, 'how do I work this?'

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And you may ask yourself, 'how do I work this?'

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I have purchased a piece of silverplate. It is quite a pleasing form- however, it's had some of its silver scratched off here and there.
I am told that there are means of easily electroplating silver in your spare time, in the privacy of your own home; I haven't found any indications of how to do this, though.
Does anyone have suggestions?
  • I could have sworn I've seen Mr. Wizard do this once. He just took one of those 4-inch rectangular batteries, and ran some cables from it with alligator clips. He clipped the negative cable to a piece of silver and the positive cable to a metal object to be electroplated, and dropped them both in a beaker full of water and let science do the rest.

    But it's been a long time since I saw that. It may have been copper rather than silver, it may have been some solution other than water (salt water?), and the poles of the battery may have been reversed. The Wikipedia article reminds me that it's metal ions passing through the water that do the plating, so the target object would probably have to be clipped to the negative post, since metal ions are generally positive.

    It doesn't seem like it would be dangerous to experiment with. At least, the risk of electrocution is low if you're dealing with a battery (smaller than a car battery) rather than a wall socket. I guess the battery might rupture and leak battery acid if you treated it wrong.

    A quick google search for "how to electroplate silver" indicates that it may be more complicated than I suggest, to do a good job of it.
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