Bright Acid Copper Plating Kit 18 Litres
Part Number : CU3
Our new and improved copper plating system now gives constant bright copper plating,
that requires little to no polishing after plating.
For the restorer, copper plating must be one of the most useful repair tools there is.
By applying layers of copper, and sanding between applications, an incredibly smooth
surface can be quickly built up, covering scratches and minor pits caused by corrosion.
The system will plate at 0.0005" - 0.001 (1 mil) per hour at 10-30 Amps/Sq Ft. More
extensive repairs can be made by the use of a soldering iron and solder, which can
be simply melted into the pits and sanded flat. A final layer of copper plate to seal
over the solder filler can then be buffed and polished to a high quality luster. The
successive layers of nickel and chrome plate applied to this type of quality substrate,
will ensure a 'show quality' finish.
Copper can be used to 'electroform', making complete objects from pure copper, by
simply making a mold from wax & conductive powder, copper plating the mold, then
melting the wax. Copper can also be formed over lead molds, and the lead melted
away afterwards. This has some applications for the person wishing to reproduce
Copper plating requires 0.07 - 0.2 amps per square inch of part surface area.
Higher current gives faster plating times.
The system plates at 20°C-32°C.
CU3, 18 Litre Kit Contents
2 x 20 Litre HDPE Buckets
2 x Copper Anodes 150mm x 150mm and bandages
3 Pack Copper Crystals (Makes 6 Litres)
3 x 45mLCopper Startup
2 x 125mL Copper Brightener
1 x 500 gm Pack Degreaser
1 x Air Pump Agitator,
The Caswell Plating Manual
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The copper plate can be applied directly over brass, copper or nickel, but cannot
plate directly onto steel, pot metal, zinc or aluminum.
There are no cyanides in this kit, and its operation creates no waste chemicals or
To plate directly onto Steel, Pot Metal, Zinc Die Cast or Lead, use our Flash Copper™ Kit.
The solution can be considered a permanent fixture. The anodes are sacrificial and
each supplies sufficient metal to plate approx. 2 sq. meters @ .001".
Additional anodes can be ordered separately.
The new startup solution & brighteners are used for initial bath makeup,follow label instrucions.
Occasionally adding very small amounts of copper brightener will ensure bright,
Actual consumption of Brightener is 4oz per 250 amp hours of plating
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Heater for Degreaser
Copper Pipe for tank bar
Copper Wire to hang items
Small amount of electrical wire to make connections
1 Litre of automotive battery acid is required per 6 Litres of copper plating solution.
See below for current MSDS