Simple, cheap, and reliable way to plate metals.
I used this method to plate the screens in my Edison Battery...
Check my page at: http://www.noonco.com/nickel/
For FAQs and less expensive alternatives.
Just in: I see that Amazon has Nickel Ammonium Sulfate for only $21 for 100 grams. The address I found was:
A lot of viewers have written to say that the MSDS lists nickel salts as carcinogenic, but I have not had a high degree on concern because I also see many other common items listed as similar carcinogenic risks. These include Diesel exhaust, gasoline, paint fumes, plastic glue, lighter fluid, lead and many others. So I believe with care, most of these can be handled safely. Please be cautious and respectful of any chemical. It's not worth it to get hurt.
3 G's: Goggles, gloves and good ventilation...
P.S. After many suggestions that I experiment with less expensive Nickel Sulfate, I've found a less expensive chemical combo that also makes a fantastic and shiny coat!
I have this up for you at www.noonco.com/nickel
Thought I'd pass it on.
P.S. For those interested in the Edison Battery, check out my pages at: http://www.noonco.com/edison/