DIY Plating Kits

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Searching for DIY (Do It Yourself) Zinc Plating Kits? Chances are you’re working on a restoration and typing with greasy fingers – what a surprise, we are too!

plating shop working on restorations

We can’t help with DIY electroplating. When we plate metal, we do it in a full-scale electroplating facility. However, we appreciate your ambition and admire the effort our clients put into their metal projects. We would love to see your results with DIY home plating kits. We might even want to feature them on our page. Sometimes DIY projects are the best option and it feels great when you are successful.

Home Plating Kit DIY Electroplating Concerns

We see many home plating kits advertised on the web. Please keep in mind that chemicals needed to electroplate are often restricted. What you might end up with is a plating kit that has everything you need to complete your desired plating process except the restricted chemical. Do your research before you buy. If you have any questions or concerns about what you are searching for, or before completing a transaction, contact us. We will try to help.

Professional Electroplating In Toronto

If you reach a point in your metal restoration, or custom project, requiring professional metal finishing, we would love to be at your electroplating service and we hope the info on this website will assist you in finding the metal plating company that can best serve you. In the meantime, when you try zinc plating rusty bolts, please remember to wear gloves, work in a well ventilated area and adhere to lawful disposal of chemical agents.

Cadmium Platers In Toronto, Gold, Yellow, Clear, Bright


Cadmium plating in Toronto is not demanded as it once was, however, H&E Plating Ltd still plates “Cad” regularly. Our electroplating shop in Scarborough has rack, barrel, and micro-barrel Cadmium lines operating. We can handle lengths of up to 12 feet on our rack line. Small lot orders of less than a Lb, on our micro line, are a walk in the industrial park. From aerospace, to mining to the hobbyist restoring a vintage automobile our plating shop has you covered.



Why Cadmium Plating?

Electroplated cadmium is a robust and versatile metallic coating. Cadmium is a soft white metal that, when plated onto steel, cast iron, malleable iron, copper, and powdered metal, functions as a “sacrificial coating,” corroding before the substrate material. Offering solderability, cathodic protection of steel, galvanic compatibility with aluminum, excellent lubricity, freedom from stick-slip when torquing, malleability, and economy.


Common Cadmium Plate Specifications

Specification Classification
QQ-P-416 / AMS-QQ-P-416 Types (Supplementary Treatment)
I As plated
II With supplementary chromate treatment (Yellow/Gold)
Classes (Thickness)
1 0.0005 inch minimum
2 0.0003 inch minimum
3 0.0002 inch minimum
ASTM B766 Classes (Thickness)
25 25 microns
12 12 microns
8 8 microns
5 5 microns
Types (Supplementary Treatment)
I Without supplementary treatment.
II With supplementary colored chromate treatment (yellow/Gold).
III With supplementary colorless chromate .

Cadmium Plating Services In Toronto:

  • Rack Line Cadmium Plating
  • Barrel Line Cadmium Plating
  • Micro Barrel Cadmium Plating
  • Yellow/Gold Cadmium Plating
  • Clear/Satin Cadmium Plating
  • Cadmium Plating Stress Relief (Hydrogen Embrittlement)
  • Cadmium Plating Strip And Replate

If you have any questions about barrel or rack cadmium plating, or for a quote, please contact H&E Plating Ltd at

Phone: (416)757-2897

Fax: (416)757-8970


Cadmium Metal Elemental Information:

Group 12 Melting point 321.069°C, 609.924°F, 594.219 K
Period 5 Boiling point 767°C, 1413°F, 1040 K
Block d Density (g cm−3) 8.69
Atomic number 48 Relative atomic mass 112.414
State at 20°C Solid Key isotopes 114Cd
Electron configuration [Kr] 4d105s2 CAS number 7440-43-9

Cadmium Plating Service Toronto

Common Toronto cadmium Plating specifications

QQP 416

Bright silvery white in Scarborough . Supplementary Toronto treatments for TYPE II can be golden, iridescent, amber, black, olive drab. Corrosion resistance Plating service is very good, especially with TYPE II finish. TYPE II shall show no surface corrosion products after 96 hours (20%) salt spray exposure. Parts with hardness greater than RC-40 shall be stress- relieved before cleaning and plating. Electroplated Parts in Toronto subject to flexure (springs) over RC-40 hardness shall be given a 375F post-bake. Excellent for plating stainless steels that are to be used in kconjunction with aluminum to prevent galvanic corrosion.

Cadmium Plating in Toronto Type 1: no additional chromate treatment

Cadmium electroplating Toronto Type 2: bright/clear chromate additional corrosion protection in Scarborough

Toronto cadmium Plating service Type 3: yellow/gold cadmium Plating chromate in Toronto

Class 1: .0005 minimum Plating shop in Toronto thickness

Class 2: .0003 minimum Toronto metal Plating service thickness

Class 3: .0002 Scarborough  electroplater thickness

Example of Nuts and bolts cadmium plated in plating shops of Toronto:img_5858