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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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Is this food safe? I want to repair the tin plating on a cooking tray.

Asked by: erichards
Nothing that we sell is FDA approved.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-07-03

Is this kit tin or zinc?  It says both, but the electrolyte solution only contains tin, and the anode is advertised to be 99.95 percent tin?  Where is the zinc?

Asked by: giraffe
The Anode strips are 70% Tin/30% Zinc… We have never known the electrolyte solution to contain any tin or zinc for that matter. It has always been a combination of some acids, a surfactant,  phosphates and other vendor proprietary substances.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-05-21

will this plate pot metal?

Asked by: Ross
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: Bob G
Date published: 2019-05-03

Will this process remove rust while plating?  Or must we remove the rust prior to plating.

Asked by: Biran
You rust would need to be removed prior to plating.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-04-03

Can multiple nuts and bolts be plated simultaneously?

Asked by: timmytwostroke
As long as the battery is strong enough and it is submerged in enough solution multiple pieces can be plated at one time.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-03-14

There is a brush with what looks like a small piece of anode attached to it.  No mention in the instructions as to how to use it, other than brush the crystals off the piece.  

Asked by: William
For larger parts that don’t fit into the solution • The ground clip is attached to the part. • Positive clip is attached to the Brush/Small Tin Zinc Strip. • Dip the brush in solution and “paint” on the plating. (The brush needs to be frequently dipped into the solution).
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-03-04

I have this kit and my best efforts come out a nice gray. Noting like the promised brilliant shine in the advertisement. Have tried keeping it in longer but does not make any difference. Any advice would be helpful, otherwise I will request a return

Asked by: William
Generally using the Metal Polish that comes with your kit will take care of the issue your having. If this does not work, please call our customer service.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-03-03

How can you tell when the solution needs replaced? About how long does the solution last? I've used it enough that my first anode bar is about 50% used.

Asked by: Matt
The solution usually lasts for quite a while but eventually it does loose effectiveness. It is a factor of surface area covered and not time.To give rough idea, you could probably plate about 300 3/8-16 x 1" bolts before the solution would be used up.Also, a major reason that the elecroplating process becomes less effective is a carbon buildup on the Anode Strips. This is a dark grey coating that appears on the surface of the Tin Zinc strips and should be scraped off when it appears.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-03-01
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Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc

Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc

Item #10049Z Brand: Eastwood

Brings back the original brilliant luster to properly prepared metal parts
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Only $75.99


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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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