Repair of damaged/corroded gold connector 'fingers'?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Jan 28 12:39:47 CST 2009


On 28 Jan 2009 at 10:13, Mr Ian Primus wrote:

> Is there any way to repair or replate fingers like this? Obviously,
> tinning them with solder would prevent oxidization, but this would
> make that 'finger' much too thick, and risks damaging the connector it
> plugs into. (Operators loved to "fix" burnt edge connectors on arcade
> boards like this, and it works for a while, until you go to unplug and
> replug it, and the destoyed connector no longer mates with the board
> correctly.) 

Yes, there is a way to refurb the plating.  See:

http://caswellplating.com/kits/plugnplate.htm

Small, fairly inexpensive kits for brush plating.

Cheers,
Chuck




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