Silver Tank Plating Kit HS – 1 Litre

You can purchase this kit as it is or if you wish, you can use it as a guide to put together your own bespoke kit. Click on the items in the list to see detailed product information.

£1,542.94 + VAT

Microplater Classic × 2

£139.50 + VAT each

Standard Red Lead - 800mm 


Standard Red Lead - 600mm 


Standard Black Lead × 2 - 600mm 


Silver Tank Plating Solution - HS - 1 Litre 

1 Litre

Silver Tank Brightener HS - 25ml 


Medline MS300 Hotplate Stirrer

£188.48 + VAT

Cleaner - 1 Litre 

1 Litre

MPU - 100ml 


MPU Fine - 100ml 


Spa Plating Silver and Gold Cloth

£4.19 + VAT

Crocodile Clip (long-life) × 3

£3.16 + VAT each

Gold Plated Test Strip × 2

£2.19 + VAT each

Stirring Bar - Large 


Plating Beaker - 1 Litre 

1 Litre

Beaker Ring for Plating in a Beaker - 1 Litre 

1 Litre

Silver Rod Electrode for Beaker Plating × 4 - For 1 Litre Beaker 8mm Diameter 

For 1 litre Beaker, L=124mm, D=8mm

Anode Bag × 4 - 1 Litre 

1 Litre

Rinse Beaker - 1 Litre 

1 Litre

Stainless Mesh Electrode (For Cleaning Only) - 1 Litre 

1 Litre

Beaker Lid × 2 - 1 Litre 

1 Litre

Temperature Probe

£21.58 + VAT

Pipettes - Small 


Pipettes - Medium 


Plating Timer

£17.74 + VAT

Plating Stand

£45.49 + VAT

Plating Arm and Boss × 2

£75.27 + VAT each

Gold Plated Jigging Wire

£3.14 + VAT

Wire Cutters

£4.55 + VAT

Plastic Tweezers

£1.72 + VAT

Rinse Bottle

£8.07 + VAT

In stock

Safety Glasses

£4.55 + VAT

Assorted Nitrile Gloves

£1.16 + VAT


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This cyanide free silver plating kit is ideal for bright silver layers of up to 10 microns thickness. The price of the kit includes 1 Litre of our Silver Tank Plating Solution HS. The advantages of this Silver Tank Plating Kit – HS process are:

– High speed silver plating

– Long life plating solution – silver replenished from electrodes.

Scaling up or down; you can scale the volume of your kit up or down by swapping in different volumes of our plating beakers. You can also switch easily between our different plating solutions, as the Spa Plating tank plating process is very similar across all of our tanks plating solutions.

If you want to scale down the volume of the 1 litre kit to a 500ml kit for example, these are the core items you will need to change;

Silver Tank Plating Kit HS – 500ml

Silver Tank Plating Solution HS – 500ml

Beaker Ring for Plating in a Beaker – 500ml

Silver Rod Electrode for Beaker Plating 2 x 8mm/4 x 6mm

Anode Bag x 2/4

Cleaner – 500ml

Stainless mesh electrode – 500ml

Stirring Bar – Medium

Plating Beaker – 500ml

Beaker Lid – 500ml x 2

Rinse beakers x 2 – 500ml

These same core products can be scaled down further to 250ml or up to 2 litres.

The rest of the items on the kit list can stay.



Because this Silver Tank Plating Kit – HS uses a ring of 6 pure silver anodes rather than one of our Mesh Electrodes, you can build substantial thicknesses of silver quickly – plating rates of up to 3 microns every five minutes are obtainable. The plating solution lasts longer because the silver that plates out of the solution is replenished by silver from the sacrificial silver anodes. Can require polishing to achieve a high shine.
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.

If you are planning on silver tank plating on to copper and its alloys including brass and bronze you’ll need to brush plate a barrier layer of gold flash to protect your tank plating solution.

To get the best out of the Silver Tank Plating Solution – HS you need to heat it to 50 degrees centigrade with moderate agitation using our Hot Plate Stirrer. The pH stays relatively stable througout the process compared to our other tank silver plating solution.

All tank plating solutions, the Silver Tank Plating Kit – HS included, benefit from occasional filtering; please follow this link to our Filter Kit for Tank Plating 1&2 Litre

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Silver Tank Plating Kit – HS contents

MF Rectifier Mrk 2

To use this power source for tank plating, please follow the instructions for this laid out in our guide in our electroplating manual – click HERE for the link.

Silver Tank Plating Solution – HS

Features Benefits
Designed to be used with our electrode ring fitted with 6 silver electrodes Higher plating rates of 3 microns every five minutes are obtainable.
The silver from the silver electrodes replenishes the silver plated out from the solution Makes the Silver Tank Plating Solution – HS long life which means you buy less solution in the long run.

To get the best out of the Silver Tank Plating Solution – HS you need to heat it to 50 degrees centigrade with moderate agitation.

Hot Plate Stirrer

Features Benefits
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.
  • Mechanical agitation is a safer alternative to air agitation, as it eradicates any risk of the aerosol effect of the plating solution.
  • Mechanical agitation keeps the gold plating solution moving over the surface of the item being plated in a consistent way, again maximising the efficiency of the plating process.
  • 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.

Glass Plating Beaker

Features Benefits
Made of pyrex glass
  • Items being plated can be seen throughout plating process.
  • No staining from 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
Plate different sized objects individually or in small batches, from rings to trophies.

Electrode Ring

Features Benefits
Made of non-corrodible metal Will not rust and contaminate your plating solution
Has six threaded holes to securely hold six of our Copper Electrodes for 1 L Beaker This allows you a high degree of flexibility. If you only have a small electroforming job, then you may only want to purchase 2 electrodes. Or you can buy the full set of six and arrange them according to the size and shape of the object you’re plating. Either way, you are ensuring you get the optimum performance from our Copper Electroforming Solution.

 Silver Electrode for 1 Litre Beaker

Features Benefits
Made of pure silver with a screw thread at one end for easy insertion into our Electrode Ring You can have configurations of 2,3,4 or 6 electrodes depending on how much money you want to spend and the size and shape of the item you’re plating;

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 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

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 gold tank plating solution
  • When used with clamp, can 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 gold plating solution.

Plating Arm Clamp

Features Benefits
Made in-house from non-corrosive stainless steel
  • Fully conductive
  • Will not corrode over time and risk contamination of gold 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 jigs easily for complexly shaped items as well as a number of smaller items all at once.


Features Benefits
Quickly creates a water-break free surface
  • Ideal surface for plating – cuts out contamination from invisible layers of grease

Plastic Beakers x 6

Features Benefits
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.

Rinse Bottle

Features Uses
Made of transparent, flexible plastic Easy to control the rate of water flow
Fine spout
  • Easy to direct flow of water onto work piece – good for rinsing small items and details on larger items
  • Very useful for topping up solution in Plating Beaker lost through evaporation

Filter Kit

Features Benefits
Includes 1Rinse Beaker (1 Litre),1Funnel Holder1Funnel 1 Litre, Filter Papers 1 Litre ( 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.

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


Internal Diameter*



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.

Customising the Silver Tank Plating Kit – HS

A key feature of our kits is the flexibility to be able to 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
Beaker Ring 250ml Beaker Ring 500ml Beaker Ring 1 litre Beaker Ring 2 Litre Beaker Ring
Silver Electrodes 2 x Silver Electrodes for 250ml Beaker 4 x Silver Electrode for 500ml Beaker 6 x Silver Electrode for 1 Litre Beaker 8 x Silver Electrode for 2 Litre Beaker
Anode Bags 2 x Anode Bag for 250ml Beaker 4 x Anode bag for 500ml Beaker 6 x Anode Bag for 1 Litre Beaker 8 x Anode Bag for 2 Litre Beaker
Stirrer Stirring Bar (Medium) Stirring Bar (Large) Stirring Bar (Large) Stirring Bar (Extra Large
Silver Tank Plating Solution HS 250ml 500ml 1 litre 2 litres


The advertised kit  is the 1 litre kit. If you want to downsize to the 250ml kit you will need to remove the 1 Litre Plating Beaker, 1 Litre Beaker Ring, 6 x Silver Electrode for 1 Litre Beaker, 6 x Anode Bag for 1 Litre Beaker, Stirring Bar (Large) and 1 litre Silver Tank Plating Solution HS.
You will then need to add the 250ml Plating Beaker, 250ml Beaker Ring, 2 x Silver Electrodes for 250ml Beaker, 2 x Anode Bag for 250ml Beaker, Stirring Bar (Medium) and 250ml Silver Tank Plating Solution HS.
Items can be removed and added either on our shop page or on the shopping basket prior to checkout.


How to switch the MF Rectifier Mk II to tank plating mode

To get started;
1.Place the rectifier on a firm surface and connect up your rectifier to your tank plating kit. Instructions for setting up your Spa Plating Tank Plating Kit can be seen in the video attached to instruct 5 below.
2.Ensure the on/off switch at the rear of the rectifier is in the "O" position.
3. Connect the mains socket to an earthed mains socket using the mains cable included.

1. Switch on your rectifier

Switch the rectifier on using the on/off switch at the rear of the rectifier. The switch should now be in the “I” position.

2. The "16v/5A" button

Press and hold the “16v/5A” button until it starts flashing.

3. Setting the volts

Set the voltage using the “VOLT” dial to about 5 volts (anywhere between 4.80 – 5.20 volts will do).

4. Setting the current (amps)

Set the current (amps) using the “CURR” dial to your required setting  or that displayed on the relevant Spa Plating Calculator

In this example, we have set it to 0.10 amps.

5. Starting the tank plating process

When you are ready to start plating, press the “OUTPUT ON” button which will change from white to green to show the plating tank is powered. The “16v/5A” button will stop flashing.

6. Stopping the tank plating process

When the tank plating process is complete, press the “OUTPUT ON” button which will change from green back to white to show the tank is powered off.

Silver Tank Plating HS Tank Calculator

For technical specifications on any component of the electroplating kit, please visit its product page an click on the ‘Tech Specs’ tab.

General guide;

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 £200
  • 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 by clicking on the ‘Calculate shipping’ button in the cart and before checking out.

You can access our MSDS by scanning the QR code which is on our product bottles.
Here is a video to show you how;