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.

£1,620.89 + VAT

Microplater Classic × 2

£143.69 + 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

£194.13 + VAT

Cleaner - 1 Litre 

1 Litre

MPU - 100ml 


MPU Fine - 100ml 


Spa Plating Silver and Gold Cloth

£4.32 + VAT

Crocodile Clip (long-life) × 3

£3.26 + VAT each

Gold Plated Test Strip × 2

£2.26 + 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

£22.22 + VAT

Pipettes - Small 


Pipettes - Medium 


Plating Timer

£18.28 + VAT

Plating Stand

£46.85 + VAT

Plating Arm and Boss × 2

£77.53 + VAT each

Gold Plated Jigging Wire

£3.23 + VAT

Wire Cutters

£4.69 + VAT

Plastic Tweezers

£1.77 + VAT

Rinse Bottle

£8.31 + VAT

In stock

Safety Glasses

£4.69 + VAT

Assorted Nitrile Gloves

£1.19 + 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.



This kit can achieve plating rates of up to 3 microns every five minutes. This is because it uses 4 pure silver anodes.

The plating solution lasts longer because the silver that plates out of the solution is replenished by silver from the sacrificial silver anodes. However you may need to polish after plating to get a high shine.

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 will need to heat it to 50 degrees centigrade with moderate agitation using our Hot Plate Stirrer. The pH stays relatively stable throughout 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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How to set up the Microplater Classic

You can use the Microplater Classic for pen, brush and beaker/tank electroplating
It is particularly useful for tank plating as you can programme it.
You can also monitor the amount of electricity you are using (in amp hours) and this, when used with our online calculators, helps you plate to specific thicknesses.
The default settings do not need to be changed but can be viewed. This is talked about below.


The Microplater Classic is an electroplating rectifier which outputs dc voltage within the range 0.6 – 30 volts and amps between 0.00 and 3.5

You can set the volts and amps (along with other parameters) using the dial. To control the output, use the yellow on/off switch.

The black negative output and three red positive outputs allow for the three different processes of pen, brush and tank plating to be run from the Microplater.

There is plenty of venting on the sides and base of the unit.

Switching on

To power up the unit, plug in the power lead from the adapter or 9 volt battery into the socket on the back of the unit and press the green button. This will light up when the power is on.

Please note that we only recommend using the battery option with pen plating, not with brush or tank.

The Microplater can be powered with a lead (1) or with a battery (2).

How to switch the Microplater Classic to pen and brush plating mode

1. Make sure the output indicator (1) displays ‘OFF’ by depressing the yellow Output On/Off switch (3).

Take a note of the correct voltage for your pen or brush plating solution – it is displayed on the side of your plating solution bottle.

2. To set the voltage, briefly depress the dial (2). The last digit in the output indicator will start flashing. You can now adjust this digit up or down by turning the dial clockwise (up) or anticlockwise (down).

To move to the next decimal place, depress the dial again and while this digit is flashing you can adjust this one, by turning the dial.

Continue to the next digit to complete the voltage setting.

3. Select the amps by pressing and holding down the dial until the last digit of the amps starts flashing. As above, adjust the amps by rotating the dial clockwise and anticlockwise. To set all the decimal places of the amps, follow the same procedure you followed for the volts.

4. For both pen and brush plating mode, adjust the amps to 3.5 Please note that 3.5 amps is very unlikely to be reached during the plating process and only indicates a maximum value.
The volts figure, however, should remain unchanged from its set value during the plating process.

6. When you’re ready to start plating, press the output ON/OFF button so that it says ‘On’ in the output indicator.

Please note that you can program the output to be permanently on in Program Mode which is discussed below.

How to switch the Microplater Classic to beaker/tank plating mode

Tank plating is different to pen or brush plating in that the important setting is the amps rather than the volts. To work out the correct amp setting for your piece of work and the tank plating solution you’re using you will need to use one of our online plating calculators. Links to these can be found under ‘Calculators’ on our main menu. Once you have established the correct amp setting, take a note of this.

1. Make sure the output indicator (1) displays ‘OFF’ by depressing the yellow Output On/Off switch (3).

2. First set the volts to 5. This will be the same for every subsequent tank plating job you carry out and is the standard volt setting for tank plating. Follow the same procedure for selecting the correct volts as that outlined above for pen and brush plating.

3. Now you will need to enter in the amp setting you have worked out with one of our online calculators. Select the amps by pressing and holding down the dial (2) until the last digit of the amps starts flashing. As above, adjust the amps by rotating the dial clockwise (up) and anticlockwise (down). The amps figure should remain unchanged during the beaker/tank plating process.

4. Lower your work into the plating solution and press the yellow ON/OFF button to start plating.

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.

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