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Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 37.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast shipping,great product.Great help. Great help getting just what i wanted to do the job i wanted to do.Very fast delivery.Great customer service.
Date published: 2016-06-01
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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

Could you take out the tin annode and replace with nickels to nickel plate a part? I have some potentiometer tuners I want to satin nickel plate. 

Asked by: Youredone82
Unfortunately we have never tested with other anodes to see what would happen. The solution may not be correct to transfer the material.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-07-05

Could this be used on small hardware and would it hold up to the hardware being used?

Asked by: Mayhem14
This kit is a great option for small hardware. Since you are physically putting a thin layer of metal on the parts the finish will be durable.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-07-26

What is the proper disposal method for this solution when I am done using it? Can it be put in with regular garbage does it require special disposal? The provided MSDS doesn't say much.

Asked by: BryanK
You have to check with your local regulations to ensure proper disposal.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-05-02

Can I use a battery charger for a power source rather than 2 D batteries? The charger is 6 Amp 12 Volts.

Asked by: Tomm
We do not recommend running anything other than the supplied 2 D battery power supply.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-04-13

How about pot metal?Specifically a 1950 Mercury hood ornament.Thank you.

Asked by: Diesel John
It can be made to work but it will usually require longer periods of immersion and multiple strikes with thorough drying in between.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-04-05

Can this process be used to gold plate the rim of a wine glass?

Asked by: Curious453
We would not be able to recommend this on a wine glass as none of our products have been designed or tested by the FDA for use around food.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-04-02

How is the durability of this plating, i have a molder bed that the wood has worn through the chrome in a small place would it hold up to friction?

Asked by: David
Since this is a physical plating process it would have excellent abrasion resistance. With that said though we have never tested for long term abrasion.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-03-20
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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

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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