Gold Plating Services’ Bright Nickel Plating Solution is a nickel sulfate electroplating solution that will plate a bright level deposit with good physical properties and is very receptive to subsequent plating such as chrome, gold, rhodium, or other decorative plates. This nickel plate is ideal for decorative applications where the malleability of the nickel is not an issue.

Usage Notes: Brighteners in the solution work best at high temperatures and a higher voltage/current. If deposit is appearing matte or hazy, this can be a sign that the anode ratio needs to be adjusted or the voltage/current is too low. No need to polish a matte deposit; make adjustments and replate.

Content -   Nickel sulfate 10 oz/qt.

Operating Conditions

Temperature -   135° to 155° F (optimum 140°F)

Anode to Cathode Ratio -   2:1 or higher

Anode -   Bagged Nickel - The solution nickel will be replenished by anode corrosion. The anode must be bagged to avoid deposit roughness. Check often for disintegration.

Current Density Cathode -   20-50 A/ft²

Voltage -   Dependent on the size of the tank: 5-7 volts for a smaller tank, 6-12 for a larger tank

pH -   3.5 - 4.5 (optimum 4)

Agitation  Agitation through cathode or solution movement

Filtration  Continuous for larger baths, after use for smaller baths if needed

Shelf Life -   If stored at room temperature, properly sealed solutions have a shelf life of ~2 years


Read and understand SDS sheets before using. For professional use by trained technicians only.