Replica Chrome Plating Kit

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Product Description

Replica Chrome 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. Through the use of a nickel\cobalt alloy it has the same harsh daylight shine and resists scratching.  The kit is primarily used on steel parts. It can however, also be used on nickel, 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 replica chrome 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.

Replica Chrome Plating Kit Contents

Standard Kit: 5 LitresLarge Kit: 9 LitresProfessional Kit: 15 Litres
High quality plating chemicals, enough to make 5 litres of Replica Chrome Plate electrolyte

Alkaline Degreaser 250g

Pre-plating Acid Pickle. 250g

Starter and brightener chemicals

High purity Nickel anodes 300g

Thermostatic Tank Heater

5 litre tank

Wire connector pack

Crocodile clips

Gloves

Safety Goggles

Dust mask

Variable Current Controller for use with 12volt supply (e.g. 12 volt car battery) details in user guide

Comprehensive user guide


High quality plating chemicals, enough to make 9 litres of Replica Chrome electrolyte

Alkaline Degreaser 500g

Pre-plating Acid Pickle. 500g

Starter and brightener chemicals

High purity Nickel anodes 300g

Thermostatic Tank Heater

10 litre tank

Wire connector pack.

Crocodile clips

Gloves

Safety Goggles.

Dust mask

Variable Current Controller for use with 12volt supply (e.g. 12 volt car battery) details in user guide

Comprehensive user guide
High quality plating chemicals, enough to make 15 litres of Replica Chrome electrolyte

Alkaline Degreaser 500g

Pre-plating Acid Pickle. 1 Kg

Starter and brightener chemicals

High purity Nickel anodes 400g

Thermostatic Tank Heater

3 X 10 litre tank

2 X Wire connector pack

Crocodile clips

Gloves

Safety Goggles

Dust mask.

Multimeter

Air pump

Air stone and tubing

Air Powered Tank Filter

Variable Current Controller for use with 12volt supply (e.g. 12 volt car battery) details in user guide
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Comprehensive user guide

Cleaning

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 Chrome Plating Kit manual.

Plating

If the chrome needs to be removed from the part I would recommend using the chrome stripping kit. Mechanically removing the chrome is difficult and likely to damage the part.

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.

General

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.

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