Item # 10049Z BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc

Brings back the original brilliant luster to properly prepared metal parts
Brings back the original brilliant luster to properly prepared metal parts
Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 45.
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Brings back the original brilliant luster to properly prepared metal parts

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Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc

Product Overview:

Description

"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.



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.

Warranty

90 Day

In the Box

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, and complete instructions.

Guides & Accessories

Instructions

Safety Information

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.

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. Nitrile gloves to protect your hands are also needed.

Application Tips

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.

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from skeptical at first After researchiing all the available solutions, I was skeptical but took the plunge. Was very surprised with the great results. Restoring an old motorcycle with lots of small heavily rusted parts. The batteries as a power source was my biggest concern but it worked very well. Only issue is with a lot of small parts, I went through a lot of batteries. I also found that the best results were obtained by an acid etch followed by a thourough wire brush cleaning produced best results.
Date published: 2011-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use, works well Easy to use, works well, not as good as a profosianal job, but you have more control of it. You should use a cheap timer to keep track of how long your parts are in the bath. Replace the batteries with a simple power supply makes a big differance if your doing lots of parts. Keep the plating solution inside a second container, as it leaches out and is very corrosive. I suspect a large glass jar would be better. If I had one to try I would. Other plastic continers can be used for long or odd shaped items. one batch of the solution will outlast 4 electrodes.
Date published: 2011-01-15
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 3 out of 5 by from Solution Leaked Bottle arrived with poorly taped lid...and product leaked into the box
Date published: 2021-12-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sitting on the shelf I purchase this solution to replenish a kit we had in the shop. Unfortunately we no longer had the instructions. The solution jug linked us to the EAstwood website, where the instructions could supposedly be downloaded. They weren’t there. So I called customer support. The girl there said she would either email me the instructions, or US mail them to me. Well, we never received them, so the new solution sits on the shelf. I will have to either purchase a new kit, or try a competitors system. A bit disappointed, as we are restoring a 60 year old aircraft, and want to use as many of the original parts as possible. This system would have allowed to do that, but is now putting us behind our schedule.
Date published: 2018-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as shiny as in the picture The product does what is says, so it does work. However, even after several passes of dipping and polishing (each time) I did not get the chrome like finish as in the picture. Overall I settled for a clean metal finish with rust protection. But don't expect a chrome like finish on your bolts as the picture shows.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Product These anodes perform as advertised and plate out smoothly and even. They are a bit on the pricey side as plating anodes go, but this is the only source I am aware of for tin-zinc anode material.
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from On the fence It works but is very time consuming. After a small batch of parts, the anode was half gone. I would not buy again.
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Plates a dull coat of soft metal Almost $80 for the contents of the kit is way way over priced. I plated some bolts to keep them from rusting. The plating takes a couple of minutes then took it to a light brushing with a wire-wheel to shine it up. It's a very soft metal that leaves black residue on your hands. A few days later it barely worked no matter what power I used. There must be something better out there to plate with.
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Electroplating I had some zinc it did not work with plain zinc must have to get the Tin from Eastwood don't know crazy not happy
Date published: 2021-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth money or time Yes it is easy, and yes it plates metal, but really more of a tin plating then a zinc, and the shine is from using Autosol. It looks like tin, and will never have the brighter shine or color of zinc. I did some home zinc plating and I like the results 100 times better. For the cost of a variable power supply, roll of zinc and chemicals, I didn't spend much more, and I can plate for years. If this kit were $20, some might find it useful - but $70 is just a waste of money. Glad my wife doesn't know.
Date published: 2014-09-24
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Questions & Answers

Is it possible to powder coat (using Eastwood's Powder Coating Kit) over the finished product?

Asked by: MARK MCC
It is certainly possible to powder coat over this finished product.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2018-03-13

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: Restoreman
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: 2021-01-29

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: 2019-01-03

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: 2017-11-04

would you recommend this and how much would be needed to re galvanize 100ft of 6in auger for an industrial ice plant?

Asked by: bair
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Eastwood Electroplating System Tin Zinc
$85.99
Out Of Stock. Due back July 21