Nickel Strike

Nickel Strike

Nickel Strike can be used for plating a key layer on to the more difficult-to-plate stainless steel alloys which will help the adhesion of subsequent plated layers.

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Nickel Strike 250ml £14.54
Nickel Strike 500ml £27.45

Product Details

Our Nickel Strike has been developed to help when plating on to certain grades of Stainless Steel. A number of stainless steel alloys, especially the more non-corrosive or passive ones, can prove very difficult to plate, even when using our MPU process. Please note that there are still some stainless steel alloys that are extremely passive. In this case it would be a good idea to try our Gold Strike plating solution.

Tech Specs

Operating Conditions and Deposit Data

Voltage 3 – 3.5 volts
Temperature 14 – 25 °C
Electrode Nickel
Plating Rate at (3.5 volts, Platinum electrode) Approx. 0.3 micron per minute (spot)
Hardness 620 – 630 Hv
Density of deposit 8.9 g/cm3
Stress High stress
Special storage requirements None
Shelf life Over 2 years
Health and Safety classification Harmful
Special considerations Corrosive
Transport (UN number) 1789 PG. III


  • We strongly advise against the use of stainless steel anodes for most of our plating processes
  • Plating rates are calculated over a sample area which is permanently covered by swab.

Delivery Details

Postage Options;
      Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK.
        • The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
        • Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
        • International orders usually 3-5 working days.
For all price quotations for deliveries, please add your items to our shopping cart. You will be able to see the shipping costs in the 'Current shipping' box before checking out.
    For Special Orders outside the UK and the EU, please contact us.

Tel: 01225 329 463


Available for the UK and Europe only

About our Special Orders

Some items are regulated for transport and have to be sent separately using our separate Special Orders shopping cart. They can only be delivered to destinations in the UK and countries within the EU. Before placing your order, please read our Special Orders instructions HERE


Choice of solution:

Surface area in square centimetres:

Desired thickness in microns:

Volume of solution required (ml):

Swab type:

Plating time required (mins):