Nickel Plating kit is ideal for any classic car or motorbike restoration project, where plating is required to finish, protect and enhance components, such as nuts, bolts and brackets. This kit will produce a bright mirror like finish without the need to polish after plating. The finish is similar to Chrome, but with a warmer hue. The kit is primarily used on steel parts. It can however, also be used on iron and copper.
Based on the commercial electroplating system we use for our own restoration projects; this kit gives professional results for the DIY enthusiast. The nickel plating kit is essential if you are restoring cars or motorbikes or any tool or machinery component that has been subjected to the elements.
With care, and advice where needed, any DIY enthusiast or restorer using one of our kits with the comprehensive instruction manual, can produce quality results.
Bright Nickel Plating Kits Contents
|Standard Kit: 5 Litres||Large Kit: 10 Litres||Professional Kit: 10 Litres||Pro Plus Kit: 10 Litres|
|High Quality Bright Nickel Plating Electrolyte||5 Litres||10 Litres||10 Litres||10 Litres|
|Pre-plating Acid Pickle.||250g||500g||500g||500g|
|Nickel 5500 Leveller||5ml||2 x 5ml||2 x 5ml||2 x 5ml|
|Nickel 5500 Carrier||50ml||2 x 50ml||2 x 50ml||2 x 50ml|
|High purity Nickel Anodes||300g||300g||400g||400g|
|Thermostatic Tank Heater||1||1||1||1|
|Plating Tank||5 litre||10 litre||3 x 10 litre||3 x 10 litre|
|Variable Power Supply 3 to 12 Volts and 5 Amps||Variable Power Supply 3 to 12 Volts and 5 Amps||Variable Power Supply 3 to 12 Volts and 5 Amps||Variable Power Supply 3 to 12 Volts and 5 Amps||Bench Power Supply 0-10amps 0-30 volts|
|Air pump, air stone and tubing||1||1|
|Comprehensive user guide available in French, German, Swedish, Italian, Spanish and English.||1||1||1||1|
The part to be plated must be spotless to get a good finish. Excessive rust, dirt and grease can be removed with a wire brush or by sand blasting. We have found electrolytic cleaning gives the best results. After cleaning the part, the Alkaline Degreaser is used to clean the last traces of grease and dirt while the Acid Pickle activates the surface ready for plating. Both are essential to prepare the surface prior to plating. Further details are included in the Nickel Plating Kit manual.
If the item to be plated is badly corroded and pitted, then you will need to get the surface smooth before plating. If the pitting is not to bad this can be done with a buffing machine. If however the pitting is severe you will need to use our copper plating kit. A thick plate of copper can be used as a filler, then buffed to a smooth shine before applying the bright nickel.
The size and scope of the items plated are limited only by the size and shape of the tank you use for plating.
Used with a metallic spray, this kit is ideal for plating non-metallic items (Baby’s first shoes are popular items for plating)
Used in conjunction with our Zincate kit you can also plate aluminium.
Perfect for car or motorcycle restorer. The electrolyte bath will last a long time if kept clean and replacement anodes, parts and chemicals all available at economical prices from our web site.
Value for money, high quality and economical, this kit comes with a comprehensive plating guide and safety instructions, containing all the information you will need to start your plating project. Our products are fully supported by a customer service technical helpline and email support.
We pride ourselves in giving the best customer service, while producing high quality reasonably priced kits for the DIY enthusiast restorer.