Jane Kits have three products that are used as activators. These are called;
JPK METAL ACTIVATOR
All of these activators are acid salts that are mixed with water and used in various metal activations, prior to plating or passivating.
NOTEAlways wear chemical resistant gloves when working with Acid Activators. Any items left in an acid activator mixture should be monitored regularly and controlled based on the recommended instructions. NOTE: they are all ACID based salts and items left in any of these solutions for extended periods of time will eventually damage the parent metal.
JPK METAL ACTIVATOR
JPK Metal Activator 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 JPK Metal Activator solution, a clean water rinse is required before placing into the bath. Cleaner, brighter and smut free surfaces result when JPK Metal Activator Acid Salts are incorporated into cleaning treatments; because of this, resulting plate is more adherent, brighter and has better uniformity and depth of colour.
JPK Metal Activator 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 die castings, stainless steel, lead alloys, nickel silver and pewter.
METEX M ACTIVATOR
METEX M is a dry acid salt. Your parts have to be completely clean prior to this activation and is a process done immediately prior to commencing Jane Kits Ultra Strike or Parkerising procedures. After immersion in the Metex M solution, a clean water rinse is required before placing into the bath. Metex M acid salts dissolved in water are recommended as an activating dip prior to using our Ultra Strike and Parkerising procedures.
METEX IT ACTIVATOR
METEX IT is a dry acid material used predominately as a replacement for nitric acid pre-dip before passivating. The freshly plated Zinc objects requiring passivation are introduced into the Metex IT mix according to the Plating Instructions for a pre-passivating activation. It will not only improve the appearance of the passivate but will lengthen the life of the operating solution. It can also be used to chemically polish and brighten existing zinc plate.
JANE KITS do not accept any responsibility for any injuries or for any ill effects resulting from the careless or improper use of any of our products. No responsibility will be accepted for any injuries or for any ill effects or accidents resulting from the improper storage or lack of your safety markings on our products.
All products should be used with care and as per the instructions in this Plating Manual. All MSDS are available on request.
NOTE Care should be taken by the bath operator no matter what type of bath is being used. Avoid allowing chemicals to remain on your skin for long periods. Safety glasses and clothing that covers arms and legs should also be worn. A well-ventilated room is necessary and avoid inhaling fumes that are present during the plating or mixing processes. A suitable respirator is recommended.