ZN1 Copy Cad or Zinc Plating Kit 6 Litre


Copy Cad or Zinc Plating 6 Litre Kit

Part Number: ZN1

As of 1 October 2019 this kit does not include heaters.


All the benefits of CADMIUM & ZINC PLATING without the dangers!

No cyanides! No dangerous chemicals!

No fumes! No disposal problems

Sacrificial (cathodic) coating - Just like real Cadmium

Inexpensive - no need to deal with plating shops!

Excellent corrosion resistance!

Now, Copy Cad® AND Zinc plating in one kit. By simply adding a special brightener to the solution, the normally dull, flat, whitish look of Copy Cad® is transformed into a commercial quality bright zinc plate. After use, the bath reverts back to the original Cadmium look.

This simple system is designed to give professional results without a complicated 'chemistry set'. 

These kits are designed to provide a professional zinc finish to a variety of substrates on small components such as workshop tools, brake boosters, brackets and zinc alloy carburetor castings.


The zinc corrodes before the steel does, sacrificing itself for the benefit of the steel. A metallurgical bond is formed between the zinc and steel forming an iron rich alloy with tenacious bond. Galvanizing can be left unpainted where it will form its own protective oxide layer.

To get the yellowing effect seen on Cadium plate you will need to submerge the plated part in a yellow chromate solution, this is an extra item that will need to be added to your order.

 Also available in BLACK, OLIVE and BLUE.



6.0 Litre Kit CONTENTS

2 x 10 Litre Plating Tanks & Lids

2 x 10cm x 20cm Zinc Anodes or equivalent surface area

1 x 1 kg Copy Cad® /Zinc Solution (Makes 6.0 Litres)

1 x 1.2 Kg Potassium Salt

1 x 250ml Zinc Brightener

1 Pack Degreaser, makes 15 Litres

1 x Air Pump Agitator

The Caswell Plating Manual

Free Technical Support



Power Supply  Caswell sells these, follow the link.
Copper Pipe for tank bar
Copper Wire to hang items
Small amount of electrical wire to make connections
Distilled water
Heating for the degreaser tank


Yellow Chromate
Blue Chromate
Black Chromate
Olive Chromate

Price: $295.00


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