Answered: Plating???

I know it is allowable to paint or anodize parts, what about plating them? My team has built a great looking robot this year and received a lot of compliments, and now they want to plate their next robot in copper and brass.

I would hate to see them get disqualified for doing this so I figured I would ask before they did it. I see this as being the same or very similar to anodizing, but figured I would look straight to the final authority before I let them proceed with it.

Yes, this would be legal. For the purposes of this rule, it would be considered a form of anodizing.