Woods Nickel Strike - Bath or Brush

"Additive N" is the base make-up component in fabricating Wood's Nickel Strike.  Due to restrictions on shipping hydrochloric acid internationally, we cannot send Wood's Nickel Strike as a ready-to-use solution.  Fortunately, Additive N can easily be used to make Wood's Nickel Strike Solution by following the instructions included with your purchase.

To make a ready-to-use Wood's Nickel Strike you will need:
-Additive N 
-Hydrochloric Acid (or Muriatic Acid)
-Distilled Water (or de-ionized)

Wood's Nickel Strike
is used as an activator for steel, stainless steel, and high chromium content alloys prior to gold plating. 

You must first electro-clean the piece until it wets out and then activate using the Wood's Nickel Strike in order to ensure adhesion.  

We recommend using this solution with a pure nickel anode.


Check out our Plating Procedure Chart for details about our products and how to use them.  

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) can be found HERE

Technical Data Sheets (TDS) can be found HERE

California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.


Understanding Wood's Nickel Strike