Yes, The process of electroplating can be easily reversed by reversing
the electrode polarity. It will then remove silver and add it to the
electrode that normally is attached to the silver supply. The trumpet
factory that I used to work at used this method to acquire extra silver
when we ran in short supply. I wasn't there to witness it though. If
you know someone who does silver plating, they may do it for free and
keep the silver they remove.
On Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at 03:25 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 22:17:34 -0400
> From: "Jay Callaham" <callaham@...>
> Subject: silver plate removal
> Hi all!
> I just acquired an antique (pre-1900) horn that has most of the old
> silver plating gone. Looks pretty bad and I figure the raw brass will
> look better. I'd like to remove the rest of that plating. Is there a
> chemical way to do it, or do I need to break out the wire brush and
> rouge wheel for my drill and grinder?
> Jay (NC)
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