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Plating and Etching

83082 PLUG N' PLATE NICKEL PLATING KIT

Electroplate Small Parts at Home with the Plug N' PlateTM System. Plug N' Plate, a new concept in plating small parts, is ideal for vintage vehicle restorers, antique collectors and dealers, model builders, gun smiths, clock rebuilders, jewelers, prototype work and plating repair. Plug N' Plate is safe and easy to use: just clip one power supply output lead to your workpiece and the other to the plating wand. Dip the wand into the plating solution, then swab it onto your workpiece. You'll watch in amazement as a gleaming new finish appears before your eyes. Kit includes 110v AC power supply with low voltage output, 16 oz. plating solution, clip leads, plating wand and instructions. No.83082 Nickel Plating Kit deposits a solid layer of nickel onto steel, iron, copper and copper alloys (like brass and bronze), and tin. Buffs to a beautiful, rich shine. (Note: to plate die cast or pot metal parts, you must first apply a base of copper to prevent corrosion. See Micro-Mark No.83248 Copper Plating Kit for details.)
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83083 PLUG N' PLATE CHROME PLATING KIT

Electroplate Small Parts at Home with the Plug N' PlateTM System. Plug N' Plate, a new concept in plating small parts, is ideal for vintage vehicle restorers, antique collectors and dealers, model builders, gun smiths, clock rebuilders, jewelers, prototype work and plating repair. Plug N' Plate is safe and easy to use: just clip one power supply output lead to your workpiece and the other to the plating wand. Dip the wand into the plating solution, then swab it onto your workpiece. You'll watch in amazement as a gleaming new finish appears before your eyes. Kit includes 110v AC power supply with low voltage output, 16 oz. plating solution, clip leads, plating wand and instructions. No.83083 Copy ChromeTM Kit is ideal for chrome plating small parts made of steel, copper, bronze, brass and tin. Also repairs small damaged areas of existing plating, like a small scratch in an automobile bumper. (Note: to plate die cast or pot metal parts, you must first apply a base of copper to prevent corrosion. See Micro-Mark No.83248 Copper Plating Kit for details.)
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83085 PLUG N' PLATE NICKEL PLATING SOLUTION, 8 OZ.

8 oz. Nickel Plating Solution designed for use with Plug N' PlateTM System. Deposits a solid layer of nickel onto steel, iron, copper and copper alloys (like brass and bronze), and tin. Buffs to a beautiful, rich shine.
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83086 PLUG N' PLATE COPY CHROME PLATING SOLUTION, 8 OZ.

8 oz. Copy ChromeTM Plating Solution designed for use with Plug N' PlateTM System. Copy Chrome is ideal for chrome plating small parts made of steel, copper, bronze, brass and tin. Also repairs small damaged areas of existing plating, like a small scratch in an automobile bumper.
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83123F MICRO-MARK PRO-ETCH PHOTO ETCH SYSTEM

Now You Can Make Your Own High Quality Photo-Etched Parts
Nothing adds the WOW factor to your models and miniatures like precision-crafted photo-etched metal details...and now, with the revolutionary Pro-Etch System, you can make them right at home. This is a true photo-resist metal etching system that employs advanced technologies and materials previously available only to industrial users. It uses your computer, an ink jet printer, and materials included in the system to achieve incredibly fine results. Virtually any small item that can be made from a flat piece of metal can be created with the Pro-Etch System in a fraction of the time it would take using other tools and methods (if it could be done at all). You can even create sophisticated 3-dimensional objects with a combination of careful design and folding of the flat photo-etched pieces. Make your own highly detailed parts for models, miniatures and instruments, jewelry, holiday decorations, engraved nameplates, craft items, electronic circuit boards and hundreds of other items. In almost no time you'll be making precision metal parts with fine-line details you never thought possible. Let your imagination run wild...the possibilities are unlimited!
Note: Maximum overall size of etched sheet: 3 inches square x .010 inch thick. NOTE: To make your Pro-Etch System suitable for international shipping, two of the chemicals required for use of the system have been removed from the Export Version. To use the Pro-Etch System, you will need to purchase these chemicals locally.
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83124 BRASS SHEETS, 6 INCH x 12 INCH x .005 INCH THICK (PKG. OF 2)

For use with No.83123F Pro-Etch System. Package of 2.
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83125 STAINLESS STEEL SHEETS, 6 INCH x 12 INCH x .0052 INCH THICK (PKG. OF 2)

For use with No.83123F Pro-Etch System. Package of 2.
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83126 FERRIC CHLORIDE ETCHANT, 16 OZ

For use with No.83123 Pro-Etch System.

Note: This chemical is highly caustic. Careful handling and good ventilation are essential. Not for use with aluminum.
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83127 SODIUM HYDROXIDE DEVELOPER / STRIPPER, 16 OZ.

For use with No.83123 Pro-Etch System.

Note: This chemical is highly caustic. Careful handling and good ventilation are essential. Not for use with aluminum.
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83128 PRO-ETCH INKJET FILM, 8-1/2 INCH x 11 INCH (PKG. OF 6)

High resolution inkjet film developed specifically for use with No.83123 Pro-Etch System. Package of 6.
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83129 LAMINATOR CARRIER SHEETS, 6 INCH x 12 INCH (PKG. OF 2)

For use with No.83123 Pro-Etch System. Package of 2.
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83130 PHOTO-RESIST, 12 INCH x 19 INCH (PKG. OF 2)

For use with No.83123 Pro-Etch System. Package of 2.
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83248 COPPER PLATING KIT FOR DIE CAST AND STEEL

Also Makes It Easy to Solder or Plate Die Cast Parts. Solder doesn't stick well to Zamac*, so hobbyists have been struggling for years with an assortment of adhesives, pins, screws and other things to attach brass detail parts to their die cast models. Micro-Mark has the solution to this problem: In just a few seconds, our Copper Plating Kit applies a thin layer of copper to the surface of the die cast part so detail parts can be easily attached with solder. The plating is easy to apply and very thin, so paint covers easily. And the bond is strong...you can see in the photo that the heavy die cast boiler is being supported by a rod soldered to it in only one corner. Kit works the same as our other plating kits (item numbers 83082 - 83034), except has special alkaline chemistry which inhibits the corrosion of die cast or pot metal parts. Includes 16 oz. of copper plating solution, transformer, clip leads, plating wand and instructions.
*Zinc Aluminum Metal Alloy Casting made in a pressurized die.
Note: We recommend the use of a resistance soldering set (item numbers 80417A, 81560A, 80462A, 81561A) to supply the heat required to solder to heavy die cast parts.
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83249 PLUG N' PLATE COPPER PLATING SOLUTION, 8 OZ.

For use with No.83248 Copper Plating Kit.
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83511 STAINLESS STEEL SHEETS, 6 INCH x 12 INCH x .010 INCH THICK (PKG. OF 2)

For use with No.83123 Pro-Etch System. Package of 2.
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84293 PAASCHE AIR ERASER MINI SANDBLAST GUN SET

Mini Sandblast Gun Removes Paint and Etches Wood, Metal, Glass. Now you can remove old paint and rust in minutes from grooves and recesses impossible to reach with any other method. The Paasche 'Air Eraser' will also distress wood for an aged look and engraves glass when used with a stencil. And because the grains of abrasive are so fine, it will remove paint without removing surface details...even on plastic. Operates from propellant can (not included; order below) or from any compressor capable of producing 20 to 65 psi. No.84293 Paasche Air Eraser Mini Sandblast Gun Set includes: Sandblast gun with steel tip and carbide insert, integral 2 oz. cup assembly with cover, 4 ft. air hose with moisture trap, 6 oz. of fast cutting aluminum oxide abrasive, hang-up hook, air mask, wrench and parts list.
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84295 EXTRA STEEL TIP FOR PAASCHE AIR ERASER

Extra Steel Tip with carbide insert designed for use with No.84293 Paasche Air Eraser.
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84296 PAASCHE AEX-5 ALUMINUM OXIDE ABRASIVE, 5 LBS.

Five lbs. of fast cutting Aluminum Oxide Abrasive designed for use with mini sandblast guns.
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84446 CORDLESS POWERED DETAIL ENGRAVER

Cordless Powered Detail Engraver You Use Like a Pen. Our high-speed engraving tool lets you carve and engrave the finest details in metal, wood, plastic and glass. And, because it's so lightweight (just 2 ounces), you'll have more control than you ever thought possible. Beautifully finished machined aluminum barrel includes finger-tip On-Off push button switch; holds two AAA cells (included) for cordless power. Set-screw-type 3/32 inch chuck holds miniature diamond engraving bit (also included). Packed in a handsome molded gift case. Color may vary.
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