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On 21/05/2021 at 01:37, toy-mota said:

Has anyone looked into or used Jane kits from oz?

one of there 10litre zinc kits is $450aud shipped 

https://janekits.com.au/

I’ve got the janekits setup - started with the 10l kit and 5A power supply. Ended up upgrading the power supply to the 40A and getting an extra 10l kit to plate larger parts. The 5A power supply was OK for small strings of nuts and bolts - but didn’t have enough oomph for larger parts (headlight bucket mounts for example). Get yourself some of the Jane clean too - works wonders stripping old plating off bolts without the nastyness of hydrochloric acid. 

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On 29/05/2021 at 01:20, MS51HT said:

I’ve got the janekits setup - started with the 10l kit and 5A power supply. Ended up upgrading the power supply to the 40A and getting an extra 10l kit to plate larger parts. The 5A power supply was OK for small strings of nuts and bolts - but didn’t have enough oomph for larger parts (headlight bucket mounts for example). Get yourself some of the Jane clean too - works wonders stripping old plating off bolts without the nastyness of hydrochloric acid. 

This shipped to NZ?? Ive been looking at the copper forming kit (this is how i found this forum/your post), but didn't think it would get through customs.

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On 29/05/2021 at 01:20, MS51HT said:

I’ve got the janekits setup - started with the 10l kit and 5A power supply. Ended up upgrading the power supply to the 40A and getting an extra 10l kit to plate larger parts. The 5A power supply was OK for small strings of nuts and bolts - but didn’t have enough oomph for larger parts (headlight bucket mounts for example). Get yourself some of the Jane clean too - works wonders stripping old plating off bolts without the nastyness of hydrochloric acid. 

What sort of amps did you find works best for bolts?

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5 hours ago, tomble said:

Jane kits ships to NZ and sells gold bright chromate (among others).  You just need to contact them directly w/ address as they have to get the shipping quote manually.

You bloody ripper! My eyes lit up when you posted those pics on your build thread, all we needed was someone to see if shipping would work, thanks for doing the honours!

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3 hours ago, NickJ said:

You bloody ripper! My eyes lit up when you posted those pics on your build thread, all we needed was someone to see if shipping would work, thanks for doing the honours!

Haha glad to have cleared it up then :).  Shipping was totally painless, nobody confiscated my cocaine.

Now I'm just trying to actually nail down the plating itself lol

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