Smoky Nickel Brush Plating Solution

£19.97£237.55 + VAT

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Smoky Nickel Brush Plating Solution plates a deep, charcoal grey layer of nickel.

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HS Code: 3824 99 70

Our Smoky Nickel Brush Plating Solution plates quickly on a range of metal surfaces such as copper, brass and stainless steel.

Like all nickel coatings, Smoky Nickel is as allergenic as normal nickel. This means you should not use it for things like jewellery. where there is skin contact.

For outside use, you should plate our Smoky Nickel on to a thick undercoat of normal nickel. You should then seal the surface with sealing lacquer.

It is possible to gold plate directly over a smoky nickel layer.


Here is the smoky nickel plated on to a scratched stainless steel surface.

Our brush plating equipment is powered by our EasyPlater. It’s very straightforward to use, compact and lightweight.

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Operating Conditions and Deposit Data

Voltage Range 2.5 – 4.0 volts
Temperature 18 – 40 °C
Nickel Concentration 74 g/l
Electrode Platinum (see notes)
Blackness L* (CIE Lab measure) 40 – 45
Plating Rate at (3.5 volts, Platinum electrode) Approx. 0.5 micron per minute (spot)
Hardness 450 – 480 MPa (Vickers)
Density of deposit 8.5 g/cm3
Stress High stress
Special storage requirements None
Shelf life Over 5 years
Health and Safety classification Harmful
Special considerations None
Transport (UN number) None: Not classified as dangerous for transport



  • A gold flash layer will be needed when plating smoky nickel onto stainless steel.
  • Plating rates are calculated over a sample area which is permanently covered by swab.
  • It is possible to gold plate directly over a smoky chrome layer.

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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