Bright Nickel Plating Kits


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Nickel Plating kit is ideal for any classic car or motorbike restoration project, where plating is required to finish, protect and enhance components, such as nuts, bolts and brackets. This kit will produce a bright mirror like finish without the need to polish after plating. The finish is similar to Chrome, but with a warmer hue.  The kit is primarily used on steel parts. It can however, also be used on iron and copper.

Based on the commercial electroplating system we use for our own restoration projects; this kit gives professional results for the DIY enthusiast. The nickel plating kit is essential if you are restoring cars or motorbikes or any tool or machinery component that has been subjected to the elements.

With care, and advice where needed, any DIY enthusiast or restorer using one of our kits with the comprehensive instruction manual, can produce quality results.

Bright Nickel Plating Kits Contents

Standard Kit: 5 LitresLarge Kit: 10 LitresProfessional Kit: 10 LitresPro Plus Kit: 10 Litres
High Quality Bright Nickel Plating Electrolyte 5 Litres10 Litres10 Litres10 Litres
Alkaline Degreaser 250g500g500g500g
Pre-plating Acid Pickle.250g500g500g500g
Nickel 5500 Leveller5ml2 x 5ml2 x 5ml2 x 5ml
Nickel 5500 Carrier50ml2 x 50ml2 x 50ml2 x 50ml
High purity Nickel Anodes300g300g400g400g
Boric Acid160g320g320g320g
Thermostatic Tank Heater1111
Plating Tank5 litre10 litre3 x 10 litre3 x 10 litre
Wire Set1122
Variable Power Supply 3 to 12 Volts and 5 AmpsVariable Power Supply 3 to 12 Volts and 5 AmpsVariable Power Supply 3 to 12 Volts and 5 AmpsVariable Power Supply 3 to 12 Volts and 5 AmpsBench Power Supply 0-10amps 0-30 volts
Safety Gloves1111
Safety Goggles1111
Dust mask1111
pH Meter11
Air pump, air stone and tubing11
Tank Filter11
Comprehensive user guide available in French, German, Swedish, Italian, Spanish and English.1111


The part to be plated must be spotless to get a good finish. Excessive rust, dirt and grease can be removed with a wire brush or by sand blasting. We have found electrolytic cleaning gives the best results. After cleaning the part, the Alkaline Degreaser is used to clean the last traces of grease and dirt while the Acid Pickle activates the surface ready for plating. Both are essential to prepare the surface prior to plating. Further details are included in the Nickel Plating Kit manual.


If the item to be plated is badly corroded and pitted, then you will need to get the surface smooth before plating. If the pitting is not to bad this can be done with a buffing machine. If however the pitting is severe you will need to use our copper plating kit. A thick plate of copper can be used as a filler, then  buffed to a smooth shine before applying the bright nickel.

The size and scope of the items plated are limited only by the size and shape of the tank you use for plating.

Used with a metallic spray, this kit is ideal for plating non-metallic items (Baby’s first shoes are popular items for plating)

Used in conjunction with our Zincate kit you can also plate aluminium.

Perfect for car or motorcycle restorer. The electrolyte bath will last a long time if kept clean and replacement anodes, parts and chemicals all available at economical prices from our web site.


Value for money, high quality and economical, this kit comes with a comprehensive plating guide and safety instructions, containing all the information you will need to start  your plating project. Our products are fully supported by a customer service technical helpline and email support.

We pride ourselves in giving the best customer service, while producing high quality reasonably priced kits for the DIY enthusiast restorer.


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