Detailed Activators Information


Jane Kits also has two products that are used as activators. These are called METEX M and METEX IT. Both of these activators are acid salts that are mixed with water and used in various metal activations, prior to plating or passivating.


METEX M is a water-soluble dry acid salt, which is a balanced mixture of acid salts, activators and surface active agents Your parts have to be completely clean prior to this activation and is a process done immediately prior to plating. After immersion in the Metex M solution a clean water rinse is required before placing into bath. Metex M acid salts dissolved in water are recommended as an activating dip prior to electroplating the following basis metals: steel, copper, brass, cast iron, beryllium copper, aluminium, malleable iron, zinc alloy diecastings, stainless steel, lead alloys, nickel silver and pewter.


METEX IT is a dry acid material used in water to chemically polish and brighten zinc plate. It can be used as a final finish on zinc plated stock and is a replacement for nitric acid pre-dip before passivating. It will not only improve the appearance of the passivate, but will lengthen the life of the operating solution.

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The Jane Kits story began when John, a vintage motorbike restorer realised that it would be much more convenient and economical if he was able to plate his own parts in the home workshop. So John decided to source and create his own plating kit and hence Jane Kits was born. John went on to receive numerous awards for his meticulously restored bikes with parts plated using his ingenious new kit.


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