Bright Nickel Plating Solution - Bath or BrushPlating Solutions
Bright Nickel Plating Solution is an electroplating solution that is designed to plate a hard, bright nickel deposit onto most types of metallic surfaces*. When correctly applied to a properly prepared surface the nickel plate can provide a beautiful, high luster decorative finish by itself. Because of its excellent appearance, hardness, and other physical properties, Bright Nickel Plate is the most common material used as an under plate for subsequent finishes, such as, chrome, gold, rhodium and other types of decorative finishes.
*A few metals such as zinc, stainless steel, and tungsten require special pretreatment before plating with Bright Nickel Plating Solution. For information about using our Bright Nickel Plating Solution, please email our Technical Support Department. Provide as many details about your project as you can. We will get back with you with our recommendation.
For Bath plating this solution requires a bagged nickel anode. Meter setting of 2-3 Volts, for 1 - 2 Minutes, at a temperature of 110 - 130˚F.
For Brush plating a Nickel application bit is required. Meter setting of 3 - 4 Volts for 10 - 20 seconds per ² inch at room temperature.
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Plating Demo using our Bright Nickel Solution to Gold Plate onto Copper
NOTE: The Bright Nickel Solution contains a brightener/leveling component that may come out of solution at lower temperatures. This can produce a white or light-colored layer of precipitate at the bottom of the container. If this happens the nickel solution will still perform normally as a brush plating solution. However, if the solution is to be used for bath plating then the leveling component needs to be re-dissolved back into the solution. This can be done by warming the solution to 120° F to 140° F and agitating the solution until the leveling component is dissolved. See video below.
Safety Data Sheet for this product.
Technical Data Sheet for this product when brush plating.
Technical Data Sheet for this product when bath plating.
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I am always happy from this product!
It worked well
We were doing nickel plating on stainless steel. We watched the videos on this and were able to follow the instructions quite easily to carry out the nickel plating. It worked well. We used the electro-cleaner solution and Wood's nickel strike as well, as they were part of the process, and it all worked as advertised.
Great solution for electroforming
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Plating solution review
The purchase process was fine and the web site relatively easy to traverse. The instructions for use are a bit lacking and it would be nice if there were a color chart for the available karat gold. I purchased the 24 karat hard gold which shows a voltage range for the product. There is also a video on the site showing how to plate with the master kit. The problem is they fail to mention in both the video and the written instructions that if the voltage in the gold path is on the high side it begins to bubble. If you are unaware as I was this is a bad thing. The bubbles cause the item to plate uneven and then you have to strip and start over. In addition the higher voltage causes the gold deposit to become darker along with microscopic pits. I redid the job at a lower voltage and all looked fine. I have yet to try the nickle process.