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Copy Cad® & Zinc Plating Kits

Copy Cad® & Zinc Plating Kits

Copy Cad® & Zinc Plating Kit

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 & Zinc!

Inexpensive - no need to deal with plating shops!

Excellent corrosion resistance!

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Our NEW formula gives more consistent, brighter zinc plating, much faster plating times and better chromating results.

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'. The kit comes with an Abrasive wheel which provides a 'flat' finish to the metal for Copy Cad® .

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.

Zinc plating is a most valuable tool when used in combating corrosion of steel. 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. 

The system operates at 110 deg F, and 0.14 amps per square inch of part surface area. A 20 minute plating time is sufficient for most applications, including chromating.

After zinc plating, parts can be dipped in a variety of chromates to give color and increased corrosion resistance.

Yellow Chromated Carbs
An Example of Yellow Chromate On A Zinc Plated Carb

Chromates (purchased separately) include:

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