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Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised. Followed instructions, plated rusty bolts on my 78 KZ650. Plated in a few minutes and came out like I had hoped. Very satisfied.
Date published: 2018-11-17
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product This product coupled together with fast etch and a tumble take trash and makes treasure out of it.
Date published: 2016-06-14
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Will wire wheeling (semi lightly) remove the plating?

Asked by: Matt
Since this is a physical plating process it would have excellent abrasion resistance.
Answered by: Dakota W
Date published: 2019-02-09

The kit is billed as "Tin Zinc" - two different metals. I assume the anode is an alloy of the two - what are the proportions of tin and zinc?

Asked by: DaveH
These anode ribbons in this kit are 99.5% pure tin.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-02-04

I have one of your zink plating kits that I have been using for several years to plate hardware for motorcycle restorations. I really would like to stop buying batteries. Can I use a 3 - 5 volt, 1 amp power supply?

Asked by: Kenny
We have to recommend the kit be used as intended. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-01-13

Will this add thickness

Asked by: Kink
This plating system will not leave a thickness behind.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2018-10-16

can i use this on my 1911 pistol ?

Asked by: jerico
This can be used on the smaller parts of the pistol, it will give a tin zinc look and not the original look of the gun.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2018-10-01

Can this plating stand up to the rigors of a wheel nut? Would the nuts stand up to a torque wrench and an impact gun being used?

Asked by: Scotsborn
Yes. electroplating will yield a very tough durable protective coating that would be able to hold up well under these applications.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2018-12-13

Can I dip in yellow chromate after plating with tin zinc?

Asked by: Jaybart
You may be able too but we have never tested this process to ensure it works.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-12-16

During storage some of the solution settles on the bottom of the container as sediment that does not remix when shaken. What is the effect on plating without the sediment that has settled during storage and shipping? Should the solution be strained?

Asked by: VintageAmerican
The particles, in the solution that have settled to the bottom, will not harm the plating process. It would be very difficult to strain the sediment from the solution. As the solution is used it will eventually loose its ability to deposit tin/zinc.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2018-07-27
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Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc

Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc

Item #10049Z

Brings back the original brilliant luster to properly prepared metal parts
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"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
  • 99.95% Tin anode

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.


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.


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.


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.


Made in the USA. 30 Day Eastwood Warranty.


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 (10041z) to thoroughly clean the bare metal part. 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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