Electroplating System Tin Zinc

Electroplating System Tin Zinc

Product Review (submitted on February 13, 2011):

I agree that this is a great kit! I used it when rebuilding a few carburetors. It worked great on all the steel linkages and plates. I start with beadblasting the part. Then I hung the part on a wire that would be used to suspend the part in the plating tank. Next I degreased with acetone or brake cleaner. Then I stripped the old cad plate. This was done by soaking the part in a 50/50 mix of water/battery acid. The part will bubble for a minute or two while the old pating is being stripped. Then a water rinse next. If there had been any rust on the part, I soaked in a 50/50 mix of water/muriatic acid. (never pour water into acid! always acid into water) Then another water rinse. Finally the part was plated. There will be a foaming action in the tank above the part as it plates. This is normal. Afterward, I lightly rubbed with 000 steel wool to give anice satin lustre to the beadblasted parts. It's really a nice finish!
My only negative comment would be the price of the annodes. If you will plate a lot, order a few of them to save on shipping. One bar will go a long way though.
I tagged on a photo of a typical before and after of a carb part. It's hard to capture in a pictrue, but it sure is a nice finish.