Brass Strike Electroplate

Hello, I was wondering:
1. Can red brass (85% Cu/15% Zn) be reduced in HCl + H2O2 to produce CuCl2 and
ZnCl2 simultaneously?
2. Then if HCl and water is added to bring the pH to say 4.0, could that
solution (with 85/15 anodes) be used as a strike plate over mild steel?
3. Then could I fill with acid copper and top with this "woods brass" again as a
decorative finish?
Thanks for any info! :)
Regards,
Mark Jones
Toledo, Ohio, USA
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