DCPK1 DECORATIVE CHROME PLATING KIT 5.7 LITRES

DECORATIVE CHROME PLATING KIT 5.7 LITRES PART NUMBER: DCPK1
Price: $299.00

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DECORATIVE CHROME PLATING KIT 5.7 LITRES
PART NUMBER: DCPK1

 

Mix with 5.7 LITRES distilled water and one 6 fl oz [180mL] bottle of Chrome Plating Catalyst.

NB This kit is usually sold in conjunction with nickel and copper plating kit as part of the TRIPLE CHROME PLATING KIT.

However, it can be purchased separately and it is advised to be used to plate over a nickel undercoat if you want to achieve a showroom finish.

There are two type of Chrome Plating:

1. Decorative Chromium Plating

2. Hard Chrome Plating

The application for each procedure is different. Decorative chrome is usually applied in a very thin layer, over a nickel plate, taking only 2-4 minutes to plate, and Hard chrome is applied straight to the base metal at the rate of .75 to 1.2 mil per hour of plating. Different concentrations of chromic acid are required, so you will need to make separate baths for each system.

Decorative Chrome KIT CONTENTS

1 X 10 Litre Bucket

1 x Chrome Crystals

1 x Chrome Catalyst

1 x 300W Heater 

1 x Thermostat to suit heater

2 x Lead anodes 200 mm x 200 mm

1 x Mist control balls.

1 x Caswell Plating Manual

YOU MUST SUPPLY

Power Supply    Click on"Power Supply" to take you to our Power Supplies.


Copper Pipe for tank bar 
Copper Wire to hang items 
Small amount of electrical wire to make connections 
Distilled water  

Decorative Chromium Plating can be likened to a 'clear coat' on a paint job. It is a very thin layer of a bluish hue metal, which is applied over a nickel plate, the nickel plate being 'the paint job'. Chromium has very poor corrosion resistance as, if applied on its own, it is very porous. It has a cracked, porous appearance when examined under a microscope. Nickel, on the other hand, is very corrosion resistant, but it tends to slowly lose its shine unless polished occasionally. By applying chrome over nickel, we obtain the best of both worlds, high corrosion resistance and longevity of shine. To distinguish nickel from chrome you should look for the yellowish/gold hue of nickel and the bluish tint of chrome.

Decorative Chromium is applied in an extremely thin layer over nickel, approximately 1/100th the thickness of a hair, or 0.000001". This procedure takes only 2-4 minutes, unlike most other plating techniques, but there are several real differences in the application, such as the high current and accurate temperature requirement.

Operating The Decorative Chrome System

TANK TYPE

Plating

SOLUTION TEMP RANGE (Deg C)

40 - 45

AIR AGITATION

NO

PLATING TIME (Minutes)

1-3

ANODE

200 X 200 mm Lead Plate

ANODE BANDAGE

NO

VOLTS ON VOLTMETER

3-5

AMPS REQUIRED PER SQ INCH

0.75 – 1.5

FUME HOOD

YES

USE AS STRIKE COAT

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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