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SUPER BRIGHT ZINC/NICKEL PLATING KIT

Ideal for DIY enthusiasts, car and motorcycle restorers. 
 
This is the first zinc/nickel alloy plating kit available for home platers in the uk!
 
Zinc/Nickel plating can give 5 times the corrosion resistance of normal passivated zinc! In salt spray tests the time to white rust went up fom 300 hours on yellow passivated zinc to over 1500 for the yellow passivated zinc/nickel alloy.
 
This kit gives outstanding results on various metals including steel, iron, brass, copper and pot metal.  Setting up and getting started is easy, the plating process is quite quick with a typical 10 micron coating taking 20 minutes and passivating taking about 30 seconds.  The size and shape of the objects to be plated are only limited to the size and shape of the tank in which you are plating, so for long items you could use a wallpaper soaking tank for example.

The clear/blue passivate gives the standard BZP finish.  This is the bright silver finish and is done immediately after plating. The yellow/gold finish is also applied immediately after plating. Both types of passivating give outstanding protection against corrosion. There are other coloured finishes possible with this kit such as olive drab and black.

Most of the plating I do is on motorcycle parts, I find that it is just as easy to plate as normal zinc with the added bonus of far superior corrosion resistance. I also use it for parts that I am going to paint such as centre stands which are notorious for going rusty. This means that if I get any stone chips, they don't go rusty and I don't have to strip the whole thing. I can just touch it up.

This complete kit comes with a zinc/nickel electroplating guide containing 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 so you can adjust it to whatever size item you want to plate.

Also included in the kit are:

  •      Electrolyte chemicals (will make 10 litres of High quality electrolyte)
  •      300g High purity Zinc anodes
  •      75g High purity nickel anodes
  •      Make-up and brightener
  •      Blue/Clear passivate (will make up to 9 litres of passivate)
  •      Yellow/Gold passivate (will make up to 9 litres of passivate)
  •      A totally variable Current Controler
  •      A tank
  •      Titanium wire
  •      copper wire
  •      Brown wire
  •      Blue wire
  •      Crocodile clips
  •      Goggles
  •      A Dust mask
  •      Gloves
  •      Safety data sheets

This Zinc/Nickel Plating kit is the only kit of its type on the market. You will not find another kit near this price that will plate the amount of items that this will and give outstanding corrosion resistance! 

There is enough to plate more than 37,000 sq cm at a typical 10 micron 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 as well as a range of replacement chemicals and anodes at a very reasonable price.

 

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

 

Have a look at the results you can get with this kit in the before and after shots of this side stand which I have part plated.
         
                       Before                                                After

 

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

 

Kits like this normally sell for over £100

 

Note this kit contains some chemicals that are classed as Hazardous so we include all the safety data sheets.
 
Price £77.50  

 
 
 
THE ULTIMATE SUPER BRIGHT ZINC/NICKEL PLATING KIT
 
 
Ideal for DIY enthusiasts, car and motorcycle restorers. 
 
This is the first zinc/nickel alloy plating kit available for home platers in the uk!
 
Zinc/Nickel plating can give 5 times the corrosion resistance of normal passivated zinc! In salt spray tests the time to white rust went up fom 300 hours on yellow passivated zinc to over 1500 for the yellow passivated zinc/nickel alloy.
 

Our philosophy is to produce a high quality product at a very reasonable price, making it affordable for even the smallest of projects. 

 

All our kits are based on the same systems that commercial electroplaters use so we are confident that the results from our kits are always of a high standard.

Unlike other sellers online, we use all of our kits on our own restoration projects and this puts us in the position to not only sell plating kits but also offer advice on all types of plating and finishing.

We include a pre-plating pickle, a tank heater so you can plate all year round even when the ambient temperature drops, an air agitation pump which keeps the plating even as well as a tank filter that will help keep the plating solution in top condition. You also get 4 x 10 litre tubs with lids, 100g of high purity nickel. This means that you can plate more than 37,000 square cm's at a typical 10 microns thickness.

This kit gives outstanding results on various metals including steel, iron, brass, copper and pot metal.  Setting up and getting started is easy. The plating process is quite quick with a typical 10 micron coating taking 20 minutes and passivating taking about 30 seconds.  The size and shape of the objects to be plated is only limited to the size and shape of the tank in which you are plating. For long items you could use a wallpaper soaking tank for example.

The clear/blue passivate gives the standard BZP finish.  This is the bright silver finish and is done immediately after plating. The yellow/gold finish is also applied immediately after plating. Both types of passivating give outstanding protection against corrosion. There are other coloured finishes possible with this kit such as olive drab and black.

Most of the plating I do is on motorcycle parts. I find that it is just as easy to plate as normal zinc with the added bonus of far superior corrosion resistance. I also use it for parts that I am going to paint, such as centre stands which are notorious for going rusty. This means that if I get any stone chips they don't go rusty and I don't have to strip the whole thing. I can just touch it up.

This complete kit comes with a zinc/nickel 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 (will make 10 litres of High quality electrolyte)
  •      300g of Zinc and 100g nickel anodes (enough to plate 37,000 sq cm at 10 microns)
  •      Make-up and brightener
  •      Blue/Clear passivate (will make up to 9 litres of passivate)
  •      Yellow/Gold passivate (will make up to 9 litres of passivate)
  •      A totally variable Current Controler
  •      A 200w tank heater
  •      A High Power air agitation pump + 2 x 1m air hose
  •      An Air Powered Tank Filter
  •      Dry Acid Pickle
  •      4 x 10 litre Tubs & Lids
  •      Titanium wire for hanging nickel anodes on.
  •      Copper wire
  •      Brown wire
  •      Blue wire
  •      Crocodile clips
  •      Goggles
  •      A Dust mask
  •      Gloves
  •      Safety data sheets
 

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.
 
 Price £129
 
 
 
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