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i'm getting my bass clarinet repadded this summer, and i'd like to get the keys/etc redone in black nickel (the current plating is nickel). from using the search button, i've gathered that bn plating is very thin and goes over regular nickel.

questions:

1. would it be possible to plate over the top of an existing older nickel finish? (tarnished and worn off in places) or would i have to have the existing plating removed first?

2. who does it? (extensive googling and sotw searching reveals nothing)

3. anything else i should know?
 

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You can have black nickel plated over the existing plate, but tidy it all up where it has worn so it's all nice and smooth.

Where do you live?

I know of some plating companies in the UK that can do black nickel plate.
 
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