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The cleaning process will vary depending on the base metal of the parts being plated. Most cleaners are heated to about 180 degrees Fahrenheit and are alkaline based. A combination of soaking the parts in the cleaner and electro-cleaning is used. Electro-cleaners use electric current similar to the plating process, but usually reversed where the parts are the anode rather that the cathode. The cleaning step is always ended by a water rinse to remove the cleaning material from the parts prior to activation.