Now Even Easier To Use - Use Any Size Plastic Container with the included Ceramic Heater
So Simple - Just Like Boiling an Egg
The Ideal Way to Plate Small Parts - Easily - Economically - Quickly
No Batteries, Rectifiers or Other Power Sources Required
Cyanide Free – No Fumes
Plates Many Metals - All Steels [Stainless Steel requires Stainless Steel Activator or Flash Copper Plating first], Irons, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Lead Free Solders, and Nickel Alloys.
This system will NOT plate pot metal. We sell an Electroless Pot Metal Primer for this purpose. This system will plate aluminum if the metal is primed with Zincate first.
Even & Uniform Layer, Inside Tubes, Corners etc.
No Anode Shadow!
No Disposal Problems - Drain Safe After Treatment (included)
Plate an even layer of nickel on steel, iron, copper, brass, bronze and more.
Plates without power, simply heat solution and immerse part.
Plates inside tubes and indentations.
EN3 Large Kit [Makes 9.5 litres], USA refer as Deluxe Kit (Makes 2.5 Gals):
15 litre Plastic Tank and Lid
300W Ceramic Heater
Mist Control Balls
Electroless Nickel Concentrate - part A 946ml [32 oz]
Electroless Nickel/Krome™ Concentrate - part B 1.42 litres [48 oz]
Electroless Nickel/Krome™ Concentrate - part C 946ml [32 oz]
END Plate out disposal concentrate 120ml [4 oz]
6 Steel Plate Out Pads
The Caswell Plating Manual
Free Technical Support
When electroless plating, you may not plate any item that has a surface area exceeding the maximum load of the bath. The maximum load is 194 sq cm per litre [30 sq. in./quart] of plating bath. Refer to the table below
After making up the initial solution, each kit can be replenished with the included replenisher chemical, to a maximum of 10 times. After 10 times, the bath must be disposed and a fresh bath made. Based on the size of the kit, each kit will plate a certain amount of surface area. Refer to the table below. Replenishment chemicals can be purchased separately.
Kit Size Maximum Load (largest size part) Approx Total Surface Area Available @ 0.0005"
EN1 Small 484 sq cm to 852 sq cm, or Mini 75 sq in. 132 sq in.
EN2 Medium 968 sq cm to 1703 sq cm, or Standard 150 sq in. 264 sq in.
EN3 Large 1935 sq cm to 3406 sq cm, or Deluxe 300 sq in. 528 sq in.
EN4 Extra Large 3871 sq cm to 6813 sq cm, or Jumbo 600 sq in. 1056 sq in.
Electroless nickel plating requires no anodes, power supply or electrical connection of any kind. The process simply entails mixing together some solutions, heating them to just off the boil, and then immersing the part to be plated. An auto catalytic electrochemical reaction takes place and the nickel is evenly deposited all over the part being plated. The thickness of the plate will depend on the duration of immersion. To stop the reaction, remove the part from the solution.
Like all plating, the brightness of the plate depends on the brightness of the part before plating. The brighter the shine initially, the brighter the shine after plating. Numerous variations of the final finish are achieved by changing the surface preparation.
Electroless nickel plating is not new; it has many applications in industry. Because the system plates evenly over all areas of the part, even down tubes and holes, it is frequently used to plate firearms and small hand tools. For the motorcycle restoration enthusiast, electroless nickel is a great tool for evenly plating the air cooling fins on many engine blocks, particularly older Indians & Harleys.
Electroless nickel plates at an approx. rate of 1 mil (1/1000") per hour. Indoor decorative applications will need approx. 0.25 mil or 15 min. of plating. General outdoor items (hand tools, hand guns) should receive 0.5 mils or 30 min. Items requiring high corrosion resistance should receive 1 mils or 60 min.
As the baths are used, nickel depletes from the solution. You will need to replenish this periodically, using our unique method of calculating the nickel loss. Additions to the solution may be made with small quantities of Part A & Part C.