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Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from plating system OK , ITS TRU THAT YOU HAVE TO GET ALL THE RUST OFF AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE , I STARTED COATING SOME BOLTS AND WASHERS THAT I THOUGHT WERE CLEANED BUT IT DOES SHOW YOU WHERE THE RUST IS, SO : HERE'S THE GOOD PART: WHEN I TOOK THE PARTS WITH A LITTLE RUST STILL ON THEM BACK TO THE WIRE WHEEL / GRINDER TO REMOVE THE RUST , TO MY SURPRISE , IT NOT ONLY REMOVED THE RUST ,IT POLISHED UP THE PARTS BETTER THEN THE POLLISH THAT COMES WITH THE KIT. IF YOU PUSH HARD IT WILL REMOVE THE COATING AS WELL SO DON'T PUSH THE PARTS HARD ON THE WIRE WHEEL. THIS STUFF REALY WORKS. NEED TO CHANG OUT THE BATTERIES OFFTEN.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It works well ... but ... I used a 3amp plating rectifier instead of the batteries. Plated the lug nuts on my motorhome. Before I plated them, I got them down to 1,000 grit and polished them with black, then brown. The plating system works. However ... the metal is somewhat soft. It comes out of the plating solution almost white (typical of zinc). I polished them after CAREFULLY on the buffer with white and a soft bonnet. They came out nice. Plated some carburetor parts for the motorhome also and they came out very nice. This is NOT a chrome - so don't think you are going to get that. It's zinc with some tin. Hosed unplated and plated lugnuts with water ... the unplated ones immediately flash rusted. The zinc-tin plated ones are still rust free. So ... yes. It works. Gobbles up anode bars :-)
Date published: 2010-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I'm restoring a 45 year old motorcycle that spent 20 years leaning against the tree, uncovered. So you can imagine how badly corroded many of the parts were. I just finished plating about 200 bolts, nuts, washers and small parts. This used about 30% of the zinc. The parts look better than new. I'm 100% satisfied.
Date published: 2013-12-02
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I understand this product is for small projects. However is it feasible to buy two kits in order to do larger projects?

Asked by: Lance Shaffer
Yes, it would include everything you need. Purchasing all items separate would end up costing more than the kit.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-09-05

Can we do Cadillac Bumpers with this?

Asked by: Stu Gotz
This kit is best used on smaller parts then bumpers as the part needs to be submerged to work.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-03-16

Can this product be used for non-auto parts such as gemstones for jewelry making?

Asked by: Rene916
This product can be used on any type of metal that a current can be applied to so as to attract the anode.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-01-16

What is the largest part that can be plated

Asked by: Dharper
This answer would be dependent on how you set it up. The part has to be completely covered with the solution. You could make a custom tank to hold larger parts than the stock plastic bottle. I wouldn't go much larger than a timing chain cover.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-12-05

Is there enough of the product to do bumpers or other large chrome trim? How could this product be used to those type of projects

Asked by: 19MADDOG69
This kit will only do smaller parts.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-11-01

Can you plate over a thin chrome finish, that is not pitted ? (small parts) or do you have to remove the old chrome finish.

Asked by: cougar Ken
The chrome should be removed for the best results.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2014-12-16

Can you also have a gold tone?

Asked by: Tiger
We do not offer a gold tone for the electroplating kit. Our Golden Cad kit allows users to replicate the look of cadmium plating without the expense of plating. http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-golden-cad-system.html
Answered by: NickC
Date published: 2017-06-24
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Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc

Item #10049Z

Brings back the original brilliant luster to properly prepared metal parts

In stock

Only $73.99

Sale $64.97

 

Details

"At-home" Tin-Zinc Electroplating System brings a brilliant shine to your dull auto parts.

  • Adds a brilliant chrome-like finish to brass, copper and steel parts
  • Also adds a corrosion-resistant, protective plating
  • Easy enough to do at home

Electroplating is easier than you think when you use the Eastwood Tin-Zinc Electroplating System. It brings back the original brilliant luster to properly prepared metal parts.


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About Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc

This kit solves problems of sending parts out to expensive plating shops, or storing dangerous chemicals by allowing you to conveniently plate almost any metal part at home. This system brings a brilliant luster to properly prepared metal parts with a corrosion-resistant, protective plating resembling chrome but without the expense, hassles or hazards. Electroplating uses electric current to pull small amounts of metal from the positively charged tin-zinc anode bar through electrolyte solution and onto the negatively charged piece to be plated. The anode bar will last through dozens of parts.


Contents

The Tin-Zinc Plating Kit includes: 2 quarts of electrolyte (plating solution), anode bar, battery holder, funnel, a 100 gram tube of Autosol polish, an electroplating brush, goggles, pair of disposable gloves, and complete instructions.


Accessories

We recommend PRE Painting Prep (10041 Z) and Rust Remover (16027). Diamond Clear Gloss for Bare Metal (10200Z) be applied after plating for improved durability.


Safety

Always use the Tin-Zinc Electroplating System in a well ventilated area. The electrolyte solution contains Sulphuric Acid. Wear eye and skin protection. Keep a source of clean water nearby to immediately rinse off any splash.


Warranty

Made in the USA. 30 Day Eastwood Warranty.


Application

This kit will plate steel, brass, & copper (no aluminum or die cast). Parts must be thoroughly degreased and derusted before plating. (We recommend PRE Painting Prep (10041 Z) and Oxisolv Rust Remover (16025). A clear coat like Diamond Clear Gloss for Bare Metal (10200Z) will improve durability. The Plating Solution typically has a cloudy appearance, and should in no way inhibit performance. Agitate slightly before plating. Store Electrolyte in it's original chemical container and place in a sealed plastic bag, between 55 & 95 degrees F. Use in well ventilated area. Avoid contact with electrolyte.


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