Silver Tank Plating Kit
Great for economic, cyanide free plating of lustrous layers of silver. Easily plate items such as musical instrument parts and parts of antiques. Plating can take place at room temperature. Includes our Silver Plating Solution for tank plating which contains 25 grams per litre of pure silver.
The pH of this solution need to be controlled with Silver pH Adjuster which is a special order item.
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’.
Our Silver Tank Plating Kit is designed to deliver top quality plating results AND complete plating flexibility!
- All of the pieces of equipment and our Silver Plating solution have been designed to deliver consistent and measurable top quality gold plating results.
- You can plate items small and large – our kit has been developed to accommodate tanks of up to 5 litres in capacity.
Deluxe Plating Rectifier
|Three red output ports||No need to ‘stack’ your red leads; makes three stage plating runs hassle free|
|Strip and Plate switch with flashing red light in Strip mode||No need to swap over the red and black leads when chrome stripping – just flip the switch.The red warning light tells you if you’re still in strip mode, so you won’t run the risk of damaging your work by forgetting to switch back to plate mode|
|Reset button||Should the safety mechanism cause the rectifier to short out, you’ll be able to easily reset it yourself|
Silver Plating Solution – Tank
|Cyanide free||Use with confidence at home, school or workshop|
|25 grams of pure silver per litre||Plates efficiently so builds up a substantial layer relatively quickly|
Hot Plate Stirrer
|Fully variable heat control||Allows you to keep your gold plating solution at just the right temperature for optimum performance.|
|Solution is agitated with a
magnetic stirrer at the bottom of the beaker during plating.
Glass Plating Beaker
|Made of pyrex glass||
|Digital thermometer probe
attached to outside wall of tank
|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
|Plate different sized objects individually or in small batches, from rings to trophies.|
|Made from MMO
(mixed metal oxides)
|Simple digital display||Can be easily read on desk top, away from tank plating equipment – no need to lean over plating tanks to see temperature of solutions.|
|Thermometer probe fits into thermometer port, attached
to outside of Glass Plating
|No danger of plating solution being contaminated by having to dangle stainless steel probe directly into plating solution.|
|Made from stainless steel||
|Designed to be used with our Plating Arm and Plating Arm Clamp (sold separately)||Allows for complete flexibility – you can adjust height to of arms to accommodate small 250ml 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 tank|
|Made bespoke from solid stainless steel and designed to be used in conjunction with the Plating Arm Clamp||
|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 gold plating solution.|
Plating Arm Clamp
|Made in-house from non-corrosive stainless steel||
|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.|
|Efficiently cleans away residues left by cleaning compounds||
Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution
|Designed specifically for use with our Ultrasonic Cleaner||Safely and effectively removes grease, tarnish and general soiling in preparation for plating.|
Gold Plated Jigging Wire
|Gold plated||No risk of contamination of plating solution during plating|
|Easy to bend by hand||You’ll be able to shape jigs easily for complexly shaped items as well as a number of smaller items all at once.|
|Quickly creates a water-break free surface||
Plastic Beakers x 6
|250ml volume, lightweight plastic.
NB – Do not place on or near the Hot Plate Stirrer!
|The six beakers provide for 2 rinses after the ultrasonic cleaning stage, 2 rinses after the ActiClean stage and 2 rinses after the gold plating stage. The sixth and final rinse should be deionised water.|
|Made of transparent, flexible plastic||Easy to control the rate of water flow|
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
|* 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.
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)|
|Silver Tank Plating Solution||250ml||500ml||1 litre||2 litre|
The advertised kit is the 1 litre kit. If you want to downsize to the 250ml litre kit, you will need to remove the 1 litre Plating Beaker, Mesh Electrode for 1 litre Beaker, Stirring Bar (Medium) and 1 litre of Silver Tank Plating Solution from the kit list.
You will then need to add the 250ml Litre Plating Beaker, Mesh Electrode for 250ml Beaker, Stirring Bar (Small) and 25oml of Silver Tank Plating Solution.
Items can be removed and added either on our shop page or on the shopping basket prior to checkout.
Watch Our Video
Please see the project in our manual showing you how to use our Silver Tank Plating Kit by clicking HERE
- 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 Special Orders outside the UK and the EU, please contact us.