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Perfect…thanks for that. I was consider buying the purpose made plastic vice jaw covers but timber sounds like a much better betClamp the rod in a vice sandwiched between two small wooden blocks, I use two MDF blocks approx. 2 x 1 x ½ inch.
The wood is soft enough to take the form of the rod yet strong enough to hold it tight without damage.
Thanks Bruce, appreciated.was your silvering powder perhaps older (and would that make a diff?)
also... i started applying the silvering twice, just to make sure i had good coverage.
final thought: how did you prep? you need to grain the surfaces with fine-but-not-too-fine sandpaper so the silvering can fill the textured surfaces.