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Ideal for DIY enthusiasts, car or motorcycle restorers. 

With this kit you will get a bright mirror like finish without the need to polish after plating. It also gives good levelling and plating in low current density areas. The finish is not dissimilar in appearance to chrome but with a slightly different hue.  Nickel will also give outstanding protection against corrosion.

This is probably the most comprehensive kit on the market. Other than a power supply, we include everything you need to get started, including dry acid pickle and our gp1 alkaline cleaner which can be used as an electro cleaner to remove rust etc.

The kit is easy to use and gives outstanding results on various metals including steel, iron, brass, copper and if used in conjunction with the correct metallic spray, can also plate non-metallic items.  Setting up and getting started is easy, the plating process is quite quick with a typical 10 micron coating taking about 25 minutes. 

This kit comes with a Bright Nickel electroplating guide. This detailed guide contains all the information you need to get great results.

There is also no need for an expensive power supply as we will show you how to use a 12v car battery or battery charger in conjunction with our current controller.

Included in the kit are:

  • 1.4kg Nickel Electrolyte chemicals (will make 5 litres )
  • 1 x 230ml Nickel brightener
  • 1 x 30ml Nickel maintenance
  • Dry acid pickle
  • GP1 Alkaline Cleaner
  • Nickel Anodes, several depending on the thickness (enough to plate over 20,000 sq cm at 25 microns)
  • A thermostatic tank heater
  • A tank
  • Titanium wire 
  • Copper wire
  • Brown wire
  • Blue wire
  • A current controller which enables you to use a 6-12v battery or charger
  • Crocodile clips
  • Goggles
  • A dust mask
  • Gloves
  • A nickel electroplating guide
  • Safety data sheets

With this kit you also get email and telephone backup for questions or queries.

This kit will nickel plate numerous items. Exactly how many is hard to say as it depends on the thickness of the plating but we include twice the amount of nickel that you will find in our competitors kits.

Should the nickel anodes become exhausted or more electrolyte chemicals are needed, we can supply more at a very reasonable price.

Check out our ebay feedback from people who have bought our kits.

Note; this kit contains some chemicals that are classed as hazardous.
Price £85


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