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    Default Silver plate replating. Has anyone had a go?

    I have a Sheaffer silver plated pen where the cap is slightly darker (plating loss?) near it's base than the barrel, which is still bright and shiny.

    I've been looking at different ways of sliver replating for the bottom of the cap. Has anyone ever done such a thing? Please can you tell me what method you chose? Painting on some silver plating liquid, using a metal plate, or using a sliver plating bath? I would love to know all about your results. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Silver plate replating. Has anyone had a go?

    I've never attempted to plate metal at home. I've seen the lackluster (pun intended) quality of one pen show vendor who offered his kitchen-table plating services.

    kirchh does this type of work, and top pensmiths refer metal pen parts restoration and plating to him. https://danielkirchheimer.com/restoration/
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    Default Re: Silver plate replating. Has anyone had a go?

    My main problem is that the cap probably needs the internal clutch removed. Whether the gold plated clip would also need removing is also a distinct possibility. It may be a difficult job....
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