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SUPER BRIGHT ZINC PLATING KIT

Ideal for DIY enthusiasts, car and motorcycle restorers. 

This kit gives outstanding results on various metals including steel, iron, brass, copper and if used in conjunction with the correct metallic spray it can also plate non-metalic items.  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. For long items, you could use a wallpaper soaking tank for example.

The clear/blue passivate can give two different finishes.  The first is the bright silver finish which is done immediately after plating. The second is the blue sheen finish which is achieved by allowing the plated parts to stay in the passivate a bit longer before rinsing and drying. Both types of passivating give outstanding protection against corrosion. There are other coloured finishes possible with this kit. I have provided details in the guide.

The Yellow/Gold passivate will give the gold finish.  This finish will also give outstanding protection against corrosion.

I have plated various workshop tools which used to go rusty. I also use it on bike parts that I am going to paint such as centre stands which are notorious for going rusty. This means 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 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 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)
  •      225g High purity Zinc anodes (enough to plate 28,000 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 Controller
  •      A tank
  •      Copper wire
  •      Brown wire
  •      Blue wire
  •      Crocodile clips
  •      Goggles
  •      A dust mask
  •      Gloves
  •      Safety data sheets

This Zinc 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!

There is enough to plate 28,000sq 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 and 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 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.
 
There are two options with this kit, a 5 litre kit which includes Dry Acid Pickle and GP1 Alkaline cleaner and the 10 litre kit listed above.
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THE ULTIMATE SUPER BRIGHT ZINC PLATING KIT
 
 

Ideal for DIY enthusiasts, car and motorcycle restorers. 

Our philosophy is to produce high quality products at a very reasonable price.  This makes our kits within the budget of restorers doing 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 on Ebay, 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 have added the following items to our standard zinc kit to make it the ultimate in zinc plating kits. We now include a pre-plating pickle, GP1 Alkaline Cleaner, 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 and a tank filter that will help keep the plating solution in top condition. You also get 4 x 10 litre tubs with lids and another 100g of high purity zinc which increases the amount you can plate from 37,000 to 50,000 square cm's.

This kit gives outstanding results on various metals including steel, iron, brass, copper and if used in conjunction with the correct metalic spray, it can also plate non-metalic items. 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; when plating long items, you could use a wallpaper soaking tank for example.

The clear/blue passivate can give you two different finishes. The first is the bright silver finish which is done immediately after plating. The second is the blue sheen finish, which is achieved by allowing the plated parts to stay in the passivate a bit longer before rinsing and drying. Both types of passivating give outstanding protection against corrosion. There are other coloured finishes possible with this kit and I have provided details in the guide.

The Yellow/Gold passivate will give the gold finish. This finish will also give outstanding protection against corrosion.

I have plated various workshop tools which used to go rusty. I also use it on bike parts that I am going to paint such as centre stands which are notorious for going rusty. This means if I get any stone chips on the surface, 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 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 so that 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)
  •      400g High purity Zinc anodes (enough to plate 37,000sq 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 Controller (includes thicker resistance wire for plating large items)
  •      A 200w tank heater
  •      A High Power air agitation pump + 2 x 1m air hose
  •      An Air Powered Tank Filter
  •      1 Litre GP1 Alkaline Cleaner
  •      Dry Acid Pickle
  •      4 x 10 litre Tubs & Lids
  •      Copper wire
  •      Brown wire
  •      Blue wire
  •      Crocodile clips
  •      Goggles
  •      A Dust mask
  •      Gloves
  •      Safety data sheets
 
This Ultimate Zinc Plating kit is the best value kit on the market, you will not find another kit near this price that contains all the items that this does.  when comparing kits check anodes by weight!

There is enough to plate 50,000 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.
 
 Price £109
 

 

 
Here is an article sent in by one of our customers who has been using one of zinc plating kits.
It was published by VJMC in there Tansha magazine.
 
 
 
 
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