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Ideal for DIY enthusiasts, car or motorcycle restores, model makers or any restorer wishing to plate copper.  It is a must for restorers wishing to replate badly worn or pitted items. It can also be used to electroform items such as badges etc.

This kit gives outstanding results on various metals including brass, copper, nickel, replica chrome and if used in conjunction with the correct metallic spray it can also plate non-metallic items. Plating on steel requires a strike coat of nickel or replica chrome before plating with copper.  

This kit allows the restorer to build up a thick coat of copper which can be polished and buffed, easily removing blemishes and pits in the process. You can also use solder on top of the copper plate to fill even the deepest pits and scratches. 

Setting up and getting started is easy, the plating process is quite quick with a typical 25 micron coating taking 50 minutes.  Odd shaped objects can be plated by using different shaped tanks. For long items you could use a wallpaper soaking tank and for larger diameter items use a plastic dish washing up bowl.

This complete kit comes with a Copper electroplating guide. This guide contains all the information you need to get plating.

There is also no need for an expensive power supply as I will show you how to use a 12v car battery or battery charger and our current controller which, unlike others, is totally variable. You can adjust it to whatever size item you want to plate.

Also included in the kit are:

  • Electrolyte chemicals Including brighteners (will make 5 litres of High quality electrolyte)
  •  450g high purity copper anodes enough to plate 21,000 sq cm at 25 microns
  • A totally variable current controller
  • A 5.5 litre tank with a resealable lid
  • Copper wire
  • Brown wire
  • Blue wire
  • Crocodile clips
  • Goggles
  • A dust mask
  • Gloves
  • Safety data sheets
  • A copper electroplating guide

This Bright Copper Plating kit is the best value kit on the market. You will not find another kit near this price that will plate the amount of items that this will! When comparing kits check anodes by weight not amount.

There is enough to plate 21,000 sq cm at a typical 25 micron or 22.5 square feet at .001" thickness.


We pride ourselves in our customer service and we offer full backup with this kit, including a telephone technical helpline, email backup for questions or queries and a range of replacement chemicals and anodes at a very reasonable price.


The electrolyte should last years if kept clean and we explain in the guide how to maintain it and keep it in top condition.


Check out our ebay feedback from people who have bought a kit. We have been selling plating kits on ebay for years and have a great reputation in the car and bike clubs.


Unlike other company's, we still actively use all our plating kits and chemicals for motorcycle restoration projects which makes us uniquely placed to understand the needs of restorers.


Note this kit contains some chemicals that are classed as hazardous so we include all the safety data sheets.


All our kits are sent via a specialist courier that is able to carry parcels that are labelled as LQ (contains chemicals).
Price £59

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