After test fitting the battery connections, I was just dying to try out the zinc plating kit that was purchased from Eastwood sometime back. After cleaning the copper bars until they looked clean, then cleaning them again, the solution was pored into the plating container, batteries were installed in the holder, the zinc bar that was supplied with the kit was hung on the side of the plating container with the positive lead hooked to it, the negative lead was connected to the copper bar which was immersed into the solution. After about 4 minutes, the bar was removed revealing that a thin coat of zinc had been plated on the surface.
EASTWOOD ZINC PLATING KIT
PLATED COPPER BARS
The plating worked very well and should give the connections a sacrificial barrier to prevent corrosion.
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