What is the need of electroplating?

What is the need of electroplating?

Electroplating creates a protective barrier to reduce friction and prevent tarnishing of a surface as well as protecting surfaces from wear and tear by applying a thin, durable metal coating. ... Coating a non-metallic surface with metal changes the surface qualities of an object.

What metals can you electroplate with?

All kinds of metals can be plated in this way, including gold, silver, tin, zinc, copper, cadmium, chromium, nickel, platinum, and lead. Electroplating is very similar to electrolysis (using electricity to split up a chemical solution), which is the reverse of the process by which batteries produce electric currents.

How do you rust proof steel?

If rust forms on the steel, there are ways to rust-proof it again.

  1. Scrub off any rust on the steel with a scrubbing pad or wire brush.
  2. Apply a rust-proof or rust-inhibiting primer to the steel with a paintbrush. ...
  3. Allow the primer to dry completely.
  4. Re-apply the primer periodically to keep rust at bay.

Is zinc metal water resistant?

The zinc coating acts as a barrier that prevents oxygen and water from making contact with the steel. While the corrosion process is significantly slowed down for galvanized steel, it will still eventually rust with time.