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Re: copper plating

Alcohol is ok. I made the point rather badly. The problem that I was trying
to forestall is using low purity water, some salts cause the colloidal
suspension to break down, although which I can't remember, as I last did it
myself about 20 years ago. I should also like to add that it is a good idea
to wear disposable vinyl or polythene gloves to avoid fingerprints on the
----- Original Message -----
From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 1:58 AM
Subject: Re: copper plating

> Original Poster: Parpp807-at-aol-dot-com
> In a message dated 6/12/00 6:52:49 PM Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
> <<  2. Colloidal graphite should only be diluted
>  with ultra-pure water (double-distilled). >>
> I have used colloidal graphite with alcohol--no water, the idea being that
> the alcohol
> will evaporate leaving the graphite coating. How wrong am I?
> Happy day,
> Ralph Zekelman