Rhodium Tank Plating Kit

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A rhodium plating kit for white gold plating jewellery. Ideal for plating high quality, bright white layers of rhodium plate on white gold wedding rings. Does not include our rhodium plating solution for tank plating.
Click HERE to buy our rhodium plating solution from our special orders page.

If you wish to remove any items in this kit or change the beaker sizes, please click on the ‘Contents Guide’ tab below and scroll down to the section headed ‘Kit customisation’.

Rhodium Tank Plating Kit
Suggested contents
43 items
: £705.70
Below is a suggested kit list. Keep it as it is, or you can remove products you do not need after clicking 'Add to Cart'.  
  • MF Rectifier
  • Economy Plating Rectifier
  • Black Lead (Short)
  • Red Lead (Short)
  • Red Lead
  • Crocodile Clips
  • Hot Plate Stirrer
  • Stirring Bar (Mini)
  • Plating Beaker (250ml)
  • Beaker Lid
  • Mesh Electrodes
  • Gold Plated Test Strips
  • Temperature Probe
  • Plating Timer
  • Plating Stand
  • Plating Arms and Clamps
  • Gold Plated Jigging Wire 1meter
  • Wire Cutters
  • Pipette 1ml
  • Pipette 3ml
  • Plastic Tweezers
  • MPU 100ml
  • MetaSeal
  • Rinse Bottle
  • Rinse Beaker (250ml)
  • Cleaner 250ml
  • Filter Papers 250ml ( 5 pack)
  • Funnel 250ml
  • Funnel Holder

View Examples

example usage 1

Our Rhodium Plating Kit for tank plating means you can reliably plate rhodium to specific thicknesses, giving you complete quality control over your own rhodium plating. Our Rhodium Plating Solution for tank plating contains 3g of rhodium per litre. To see a project showing how to rhodium tank plate a wedding ring, please click HERE for our Electroplating Manual. This kit (or any of our other kits, equipment or solutions) is not suitable for plating on to aluminium or titanium and therefore can’t be used to plate iPhones and other similar products.

example usage 2

The rhodium plating kit is built around our Tank Plating Rectifier. It allows you to set the amps before you start plating so that when your work goes in to the plating solution, the plating process starts immediately, rather than you having to turn on the power and then adjust the rectifier to the correct settings. The kit also includes our Economy Plating Rectifier which provides the powered cleaning stage and the Hot Plate Stirrer which keeps the rhodium solution correctly heated and agitated. The Plating Stand, Arm and Boss allow you to easily immerse and retrieve your work from the cleaner and rhodium plating solution. The mesh electrodes completely surround the inside of the plating beakers which means your piece is evenly and speedily rhodium plated. The rinse beakers ensure you don’t cross contaminate your solutions with one another or any other cleaning compounds. All of these important features ensure you get consistent, top quality rhodium plating results.

example usage 3

All tank plating solutions need the occasional filter to keep them in good working order and this kit includes one of filter kits to keep your solution working at its optimum level.

example usage 4

In between uses of your rhodium tank plating solution, it’s a good idea to cover your solution with cling film to stop particles of duct and hair getting in as this will over time shorten the life of your solution. It will also reduce the frequency of having to filter your solution.

Contents Guide

A note on our kits;

Every item in our electroplating kits

  • makes an important contribution to the overall success of the plating process
  • has been thoroughly tested to ensure it performs its job at the highest level in the overall electroplating process
  • is either made in-house or has been carefully sourced from our trusted suppliers

These factors ensure consistent, top quality plating results for a fair price.

Our Rhodium Plating Kit includes;

MF Rectifier

Features Benefits
Current can be set at start of tank plating process and will remain set at that level throughout No need to check and adjust the setting once the plating process has started, leaving you confident that plating is taking place at a constant level.
Amp meter readable to 2 decimal places Amp meter readable to 2 decimal places
Can be adjusted for use with brush plating Allows you to use the brush plating process as a compliment to the tank plating process, which allows for greater flexibility.

Economy Plating Rectifier

Features Applications
Stepped voltage controlled via a selector switch enabling a range from 3 up to 12 volts. Maximum current is 3.0 amps. Perfect for small, one-off pen and brush silver and gold plating jobs. Suitable only for the cleaning stage, not the plating stage when tank/beaker plating.
Fully electrically grounded No ‘touch shock’ when using in countries outside the EU or North America.

Hot Plate Stirrer

Features Benefits
Fully variable heat control Allows you to keep your rhodium tank plating plating solution at just the right temperature for optimum performance
Rhodium plating solution is agitated with a magnetic stirrer at the bottom of the beaker during plating. Mechanical agitation is a safer alternative to air agitation, as it eradicates any risk of the aerosol effect of the rhodium tank plating solution. Mechanical agitation keeps the plating solution moving over the surface of the item being plated in a consistent way, again maximising the efficiency of the tank plating process. Mechanical agitation avoids unnecessary oxidisation of the metal plating solution that air agitation will cause.

Temperature Probe

Features Benefits
Temperature of solutions can be monitored by pointing the probe at the tank, pulling the trigger with the temperature shown on the LED screen. The temperature of your plating solution can be quickly and accurately monitored without you having to submerge a thermometer into the solution, avoiding contamination of your plating solution.

Plating Beaker

Features Benefits
Made of pyrex glass
  • Items being plated can be seen throughout plating process.
  • No staining from rhodium plating solution over time.
Comes in 250ml, 500ml and 1litre sizes. With the Mesh Electrodes inserted, the internal dimensions of each size beaker are as follows; 250ml; Height – 7cm, Diameter – 6cm 500ml; H – 10cm, D; 8cm 1Lt; H;13cm, D;8cm Rhodium tank plate different sized objects individually or in small batches, from rings to trophies.

Mesh Electrode

Features Benefits
  • Made from MMO (mixed metal oxides)
  • Unlike others made of stainless steel, will not contaminate rhodium plating solution
  • Cheaper alternative to platinized titanium

 

Plating Stand

Features Benefits
Made from stainless steel
  • Fully conductive  – negative lead connects directly to work through stand, which cuts out need for another trailing wire.
  • Non-corrodible
Designed to be used with our Plating Arm and Clamp (sold separately) Allows for complete flexibility – you can adjust height to of arms to accommodate small 250ml rhodium plating tanks up to and including 5 litre tanks
Electrical connection to work via negative lead, plugged into small socket at base of stand Again avoids having to dangle work on negative lead directly into rhodium plating tank

Plating Arm

Features Benefits
Made bespoke from solid stainless steel and designed to be used in conjunction with the Plating Arm Clamp Fully conductive. Will not corrode and contaminate rhodium tank plating solution. When used with clamp, can be moved up or down the stand in any position to fit any size of plating beaker.
Has ball head join point at one end to accommodate crocodile clip Ball head allows complete 360 degree movement of crocodile clip, so you can quickly and easily make fine adjustments to the position of you work in the rhodium tank plating solution.

Clamp

Features Benefits
Made in-house from non-corrosive stainless steel Will not corrode over time and risk contamination of rhodium tank plating solution
Precision made from solid stainless steel to fit our Plating Stand perfectly, with wing screw for easy tightening Means that you can fully adjust the height of the arm and it will be held firmly and safely in any position on the stand.

Gold Plated Jigging Wire

Features Benefits
Gold plated No risk of contamination of plating solution during plating
Easy to bend by hand You’ll be able to shape a jig easily for complexly shaped items or a number of smaller items.

Magnetic Stirring Bar

Features Benefits
Magnetised stirrer bar, encased in plastic and to be used with our Hot Plate Stirrer Helps agitate the rhodium tank plating solution during plating, ensuring optimum performance of solution.

Wire Cutters

Feature Benefits
Spring action double bladed cutters Sits comfortably in the hand and small enough for delicate work.

Filter Kit

Features Benefits
Includes 1Rinse Beaker (250ml),1Funnel Holder1Funnel 250ml, Filter Papers 250ml ( 5 pack) All tank plating solutions occasionally need filtering to remove particles that build up over time. Our filtering kit makes the process of keeping your tank plating solution in tip top condition easy to set up and mess free. Added to this, regular filtering can help you save money by extending the working life of your tank plating solution.

Cleaner

Features Applications
Fast efficient electro-cleaner that doesn’t damage the surface you’re plating
  • Doesn’t attack paint, so safe to use on partially painted surfaces such as car badges
  • Cleans and reduces oxide layer before activation
  • Removes tarnish from silver and oxide coating from copper and brass, when used at 10-12 volts

 A guide for choosing the right sized beaker for the size of the work you want to plate.

Maximum Working Internal Dimensions of Plating Beakers

Volume

Internal Diameter*

Height**

Type

250ml 44mm 70mm Standard
500ml 63mm 100mm Standard
1 litre 82mm 125mm Thick-Walled
2 litres 106mm 145mm Thick-Walled
* You need to leave a 10mm gap between the outer edge of the work piece and the Mesh, whatever the size of beaker you are using.
** Working height allowing 10mm gap from bottom of beaker

For example, if you are using the 250ml plating beaker your work piece can’t at any point in its width, exceed 44mm and can’t at any point be longer than 70mm.

Kit customisation

A key feature of our kits is the flexibility to be customise them by removing items you don’t need or adding extra items from our product range. For example, you may already own a hot plate stirrer, or you may want to you downsize or upsize the plating beaker according to the dimensions of the items you wish to plate. The table below will help you do this.

 

Kit size: 250ml 500ml 1 Litre 2 Litre
Beaker 250ml Plating Beaker 500ml Plating Beaker 1 Litre Plating Beaker 2 Litre Plating Beaker
Mesh Electrode Mesh Electrode for 250ml Beaker Mesh Electrode for 500ml Beaker Mesh Electrode for 1 Litre Beaker Mesh Electrode for 2 Litre Beaker
Stirrer Stirring Bar (Mini) Stirring Bar (Mini) Stirring Bar (Medium) Stirring Bar (Medium)
Rhodium Tank Plating Solution 250ml 500ml 1 litre 2 litre

 

Example:
The advertised kit is the 250ml kit. If you want to upsize to the 1 litre kit, you will need to remove the 250ml Plating Beaker, Mesh Electrode for 250ml Beaker, Stirring Bar (Mini) and 250ml of Rhodium Tank Plating Solution from the kit list.
You will then need to add the 1 Litre Plating Beaker, Mesh Electrode for 1 Beaker, Stirring Bar (Medium) and 1 litre of Rhodium Tank Plating Solution.
Items can be removed and added either on our shop page or on the shopping basket prior to checkout.

 

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Read Manual

Please see our rhodium tank plating guide in our Electroplating Manual by clicking HERE

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.
Rhodium Tank Plating Kit
Suggested contents
43 items
: £705.70
Below is a suggested kit list. Keep it as it is, or you can remove products you do not need after clicking 'Add to Cart'.  
  • MF Rectifier
  • Economy Plating Rectifier
  • Black Lead (Short)
  • Red Lead (Short)
  • Red Lead
  • Crocodile Clips
  • Hot Plate Stirrer
  • Stirring Bar (Mini)
  • Plating Beaker (250ml)
  • Beaker Lid
  • Mesh Electrodes
  • Gold Plated Test Strips
  • Temperature Probe
  • Plating Timer
  • Plating Stand
  • Plating Arms and Clamps
  • Gold Plated Jigging Wire 1meter
  • Wire Cutters
  • Pipette 1ml
  • Pipette 3ml
  • Plastic Tweezers
  • MPU 100ml
  • MetaSeal
  • Rinse Bottle
  • Rinse Beaker (250ml)
  • Cleaner 250ml
  • Filter Papers 250ml ( 5 pack)
  • Funnel 250ml
  • Funnel Holder

Calculator

Choice of solution:

Surface area in square centimetres:

Desired thickness in microns:

Volume of solution required (ml):

Swab type:

Plating time required (mins):