Zinc Plating Kit

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Zinc Plating Kit

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Copy Cad AND Zinc plating in one kit. By simply adding a special brightener to the solution , the normally dull, flat, whitish look of Copy Cad is transformed into a brighter zinc finish.  These kits have Heaters/Thermostats and air agitation units to aid a good plate.  They are provided with 3 tanks: for plating, cleaning and if required one for a passivate. 

All the benefits of CADMIUM & ZINC PLATING without the dangers! 

Reproduces the EXACT look of CADMIUM Plating!

No cyanides! No dangerous chemicals! No fumes - no disposal problems

Sacrificial (cathodic) coating – Just like real Cadmium & Zinc!

Ideal for nuts & bolts - washers- small fittings

Inexpensive - no need to deal with plating shops!

Excellent corrosion resistance! these kits are designed to provide a professional zinc/ Copy Cad finish to a variety of substrates on small components such  as workshop tools, brake boosters, brackets, nuts and bolts, spindles and zinc alloy castings including carburettor castings.  

Zinc plating is a most valuable tool when used in combating corrosion of steel. The zinc corrodes before the steel does, sacrificing itself for the benefit of the steel. A metallurgical bond is formed between the zinc and steel forming an iron rich alloy with tenacious bond. Plating can be left unpainted where it will form its own protective oxide layer.  

The kit comes with an Abrasive Nylox wheel, which provides a 'flat' finish to the metal for Copy Cad.  An aquarium heater brings the temperature of the solution to 30oC. The 1.5 volt battery or AC power supply (if ordered) is connected to the sacrificial anode and to the part, or cathode, completing the circuit. Parts only take a few minutes to plate and will come straight from the tank with their CADMIUM or ZINC look.


3 x 16 Litre Plating Tanks & Lids 

2 x Zinc Anodes

1 x Zinc Brightener 100ml

1 x Abrasive Nylox Wheel

2 x SD Klene S416 Cleaner

1 x 100w Tank Heater/Thermostat Unit

1 Air pump Agitator

Copy Cad/Zinc Crystals Part A

Copy Cad/Zinc Crystals Part B

Complete Plating Manual


After preparing the part to accept the process, the part is simply dipped into a solution for a few minutes. The zinc & the chromate react to form the new colours. To improve those older zinc (pot metal) castings, plate with a fresh zinc plate before chromating.  Steel parts that have been previously plated with zinc can be chromated with no further pre-treatment. Zinc alloy die cast parts may be surface activated by immersion in a weak acid.  Full operating instructions are in the manual. 


Click for more information provides a deep black finish, similar to a Black Oxide, but with much better corrosion resistance.  It does however add to dimensional thickness.


Our blue chromate concentrate produces a true blue conversion coating on zinc plated items. It is a single dip blue trivalent chromate that offers high salt spray resistance for up to 130 hours to white rust corrosion, and 160-200 hours to red rust corrosion.


Please note that our shipping prices are a higher than it would cost to send a normal parcel via the post, the reason for this is because any product that contains chemicals must be sent and packed as per the "hazardous goods" regulations, and be transported by a carrier that is licensed to be able to transport. we are unable to send by regular post as it is now a criminal offence to send undeclared hazardous goods, for postage rates please click on the tab above, or the green button below


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