thanks for the updates, John.

Ian, is there a way to 'neutralize' the bleach so that it wouldnt redissolve the silver that's already been plated out? Would lowering the PH to 3 be enough to keep the potassium permanganate bleach from redissolving the silver? (I know those might be dumb questions, but my knowledge of chemistry is 'limited,' to say the least )