Ultra Copper Plating Kits

Detailed Ultra Copper Plating Kits Information

Ultra Copper is a somewhat revolutionary Plating procedure.
It allows you to electroplate metals that were previously unable to be plated successfully. Once plated with Ultra Copper your parts can then be plated with other decorative finishes such as zinc or nickel etc.

It is designed to plate directly onto steel, copper, brass, stainless steel, zincated aluminum, electroless nickel, nickel as well as die cast zinc surfaces without a separate strike.

Ultra Copper is a non-cyanide alkaline copper plating. It produces a fine grained, smooth, dense and ductile copper plate that is used as either a strike or final plate bath. It is a liquid concentrate and comes to you in containers with various chemicals that are pre mixed. The pre mixed contents will need to be mixed with water at a ratio of 1 to 1.

The Ultra Copper electrolyte or chemical needs to be at an optimum temperature for successful plating. The ideal temperature is 40 to 55 degrees Celsius. This means you will need to heat your Ultra Copper chemical. The best way to achieve this is by placing your chemical into a stainless steel container and externally heating it with a naked flame. (Small gas portable camping stove is ideal). The temperature needs to stay within this range. A thermometer is included in the Kit to manage this.

Jane Kits have two stock sizes of Ultra Copper Kits available:

4 Litre Ultra Copper Kit – $319.00

10 Litre Ultra Copper Kit – $462.00

Although these are stock sizes, we will be happy to provide any other size you may require. If you wish to purchase a larger size than the stock sizes listed please email your request to sales@janekits.com.au

KIT CONTENTS

4 LITRE KIT

1 x Power supply – 15 amp switch mode power supply and connecting leads
1 x 2 Litre bottle Ultra Copper liquid chemicals pre mixed in plastic bottle (mix to water to create a 4 Litre plating bath)
1 x Pair copper anodes
1 x Bag Metex M acid salts used for prior plate activating. (See table for mixing ratio)
3 x Aluminum pipes used as hanging pipes for anodes & job pieces to be plated.
1 x Bridge wire – Red electrical wire with red alligator clips attached at each end
(used for bridging the two anode hanging pipes together)
1 x Copper wire roll – used to hang job pieces to be plated.
1 x Bundle of stainless nickel wire – used to hang anodes in the plating bath
1 x LCD thermometer
1 x Jane Kits plating manual.

The only items you need to add to successfully plate are:
* A plating container (Stainless steel or similar)
* Water for mixing your chemical in.

10 LITRE KIT

1 x Power supply – 15 amp switch mode power supply and connecting leads
1 x 5 Litre bottle Ultra Copper liquid chemicals pre mixed in plastic bottle (mix to water to create a 10 Litre plating bath)
2 x Pair copper anodes
1 x Bag Metex M acid salts used for prior plate activating. (See table for mixing ratio)
3 x Aluminum pipes used as hanging pipes for anodes & job pieces to be plated.
1 x Bridge wire – Red electrical wire with red alligator clips attached at each end
(used for bridging the two anode hanging pipes together)
2 x Copper wire roll – used to hang job pieces to be plated.
1 x Bundle of stainless nickel wire – used to hang anodes in the plating bath
1 x LCD thermometer
1 x Jane Kits plating manual.

The only items you need to add to successfully plate are:
* A plating container (Stainless steel or similar)
* Water for mixing your chemical in.

CLEANING & PREPARATION

With all Jane Kits products, the key to successful plating is in the preparation of the items to be plated. Parts must be chemically clean. In order to ensure that you get pleasing and consistent results Jane Kits sell very efficient Cleaner Kits (see cleaners).Thorough cleaning is essential in the preparation of parts prior to electroplating.

CONTENTS

The Ultra Copper contents you receive will be in container/s. It has various chemicals mixed together and the entire contents should be mixed with water at a ration of 1 to 1. Therefore if you have ordered a 4 Litre mix, you will receive a 2 Litre bottle of chemicals that should be mixed with 2 Litres of water.

NOTE only use deionised, demineralised, distilled or rain water to create your plating bath. Do not use tap water. It may have too many additives that will contaminate your bath.

COPPER ANODES

Copper anodes are supplied to be used in the Ultra Copper plating bath. The anodes are high grade flat bar type anodes and are drilled so as they can be hung on stainless wire in the bath. The Copper anodes hanging in the plating bath are the source of the copper metal that will be plated on to your work hanging in the plating electrolyte. The minute ions of copper metal are transferred on to the work in the bath by the system of electrolysis. The anodes are approx. 100 mm. x 40 mm.

For the 4 litre Ultra Copper kit 2 anodes are supplied, 4 anodes are supplied for a 10 litre kit. Use them all and hang them either side of your plating. For larger kits the number of anodes supplied depends on the size of the bath. The copper anodes are soluble to the copper electrolyte and must not be left in an idle bath when there is no plating taking place.

Note Before attempting to plate your items first you have to activate in METEX M activator.

METEX M ACTIVATOR

METEX M is an acid salt that is mixed with water. Your parts have to be completely clean prior to this activation and is a process done immediately prior to the Ultra Copper Plating. After immersion in the Metex solution a clean water rinse is required before placing into bath.

PLATEABLE METALS

Ultra Copper is designed to plate directly onto steel, copper, brass, stainless steel, zincated aluminum, electroless nickel, nickel as well as die cast zinc surfaces without a separate strike.

DISCLAIMER

JANE KITS does 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.

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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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