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ELECTRO-POLISHING COMMERCIAL LINE SYSTEMS PRO KITS & SMALL KITS FOR  MEDICAL, ALUMINUM,  304 303 316 17-4 18-8 4XX STAINLESS STEEL,  BRASS, BRONZE, COPPER & MILD STEEL

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Electropolishing is a method of polishing various metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and steel by an electrochemical process that selectively removes high points on the metal surface to give it smoothness and luster.   Here at Plating Sales, we have kits that can be used to polish stainless steel and aluminum.  Our electropolishing systems smoothens, polishes, deburrs, and cleans stainless and/or aluminum.  You simply submerse a clean part into one of our electropolishing chemicals, turn on the current via a power 303 stainless steel part after it had been electropolishedsupply, and a few minutes, you'll will have a nicely polished part.  The electropolishing tank is set up the same way as a plating tank.  You'll need a tank, electropolishing solution, lead-tin-antimony anodes, a power supply/or battery charger, a tank heater, and that is it.

Electropolishing does have its limitation.  You cannot put a part in the solution that is rusty and pitted then expect it to come out mirror-like.  The part has to be in reasonably good shape or has to be sanded smooth.  The parts have to be rust-free and dirt-free.  Purer grades of  stainless steel (like 316L) will polish out to a mirror-like finish while other grades will still get good results.  Aluminum shows good results but 1000 and 6000 series aluminum alloys seem to come out  the best.   Below are 24 of about 1000 identical aluminum parts (6061) that were electropolished with our solution.

   Electropolishing as a business opportunity is very good, in this writer's opinion.  It is easy to learn.   The learning curve is only about one to two weeks.  The market for it is very good, especially for stainless steel.  There is a whole lot of work to be procured in the medical as well as the food industry.  Medical equipment are made of mostly stainless steel and are very expensive.  To save money, clinics and hospitals would rather refurbish their stainless steel equipment rather than buy new ones.  The electrical polishing procedure will actually sharpen surgical tools as it polishes it.....neat, huh?  As for the food industry, the FDA requires that ALL metallic equipment that Aluminum parts that had been electropolished in our aluminum electropolish kitcomes into contact with food be stainless steel.  And by law, these items has to be replaced or electrically polished periodically.  Pick up your local phone book and you'll only find little if any companies that do electrical polishing locally.   So chances are, these local medical clinics and restaurants are sending their stuff out of town or even out of state.  So being the local guy that offers this same service, chances are you'll get their business.  The process is quick so you can get quite a few loads processed in an hour.   For example, a twenty five gallon line will make easily make $200 an hour with just one operator.  With electropolishing professionally, you will need very little equipment compared to other plating process and EPA regulations are very light on this process.     We offer three different electropolish solutions for various applications.  We can also do custom solutions to process copper, brass, or bronze but there is a 21 gallon minimum for the special blend solution.


Electro polish of aluminum tank but can be used to electropolish steel and stainless too

E-POLISH SS - used for electropolishing any 300 series stainless steel such as 303, 304, 316 etc.  Yields fair results on 17, 18 , and 400 series stainless but these alloys are best suited to be used with SSA.

E-POLISH SSA - can be used to electropolish any 300, 400, 17-7, 18-8 series stainless steel  as well as nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, and incoloy.  It will also electropolish 4130, 4140, 1040, 1050, and similar steels  

E-POLISH AA - primarily used for someone who only wants to electropolish various aluminum alloys.  This solution produces the very good finish on various purer grades aluminum and it is also effective on less pure grades of aluminum alloys.  This solution will not work on aluminum casting with less than 92% purity.  Requires severe duty Schedule 80 PVC tank 

E-POLISH CBB - For electropolishing various copper alloys such as brass, bronze, and copper.  This solution produces the very good finish on most copper, brass, and bronze alloys.

All solutions above comes in commercial grade and hobby grade.  Both will achieve the same results but hobby grade chemicals take longer to do so but is much less acidic.


Does not include electropolish rectifier or chemical mixing system.  Commercial Users, available are "C" and Hybrid systems which are for commercial use only and come with commercial grade chemicals, commercial bussing & cathodes, and commercial equipment for critical stations

2.3  GAL TANK KIT (9x7x9.5" tanks) w/ 2 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater    Hobby=$629  "C"=$790 Add $80 for SSA kit.  Add $120 for CBB.  AA is not available for this size kit

5  GAL TANK KIT w/ (11x8.75x14.5" tanks) 4 gal electropolishing solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater   Hobby=$798  "C"=$998     Add $120 for SSA kit. Add $160 for CBB.  Add $250 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank.

6  GAL TANK KIT w/ (11.5x9.5x13.5" tanks) 5 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater Hobby=$919  "C"=$1140   Add $130 for SSA kit.  Add $180 for CBB.  Add $290 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank.

10  GAL TANK KIT w/ (15.5x12x12.5" tanks) 8 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater  Hobby=$1390   "C"=$1650  Hybrid=$2280    Add $160 for SSA kit.  Add $220 for CBB.   Add $370 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank.  Commercial electropolish rack package starting at $400

15  GAL TANK KIT w/ (15.5x 12x 18.75" tank) 12 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater   Hobby=$1790   "C"=$2090   Hybrid=$2795   Add $200 for SSA kit. Add $270 for CBB.  Add $440 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank.  Teflon commercial heater available for $400 additional.  Commercial electropolish rack package starting at $490

SEMI COMMERCIAL & COMMERCIAL ELECTROPOLISH SYSTEMS  Users requiring either ASME BPE, EFS, ASTM-B912, or SEMI specifications for your electropolished parts are best served using fully commercial system which is priced to the right of semi commercial system.  Prices below includes all needed equipment with exception to rectifier and chemical mix system which are not "one size fits all" so they must be assessed individually

23  GAL TANK KIT w/ (24x12x18 tank) 18 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater......$4990      Commercial-$6380    Add $480 for commercial heater with thermostat upgrade.  Add $250 for SSA kit.  Add $340 for CBB.  Add $450 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

27  GAL TANK KIT w/ (18x18x18) 22 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater $5790   Commercial-$8090    Add $480 for commercial heater with thermostat upgrade.  Add $270 for SSA kit.  Add $390 for CBB.  Add $490 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

30  GAL TANK KIT w/ (24x12x24 tank) 26 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater......$6390   Commercial-$6880    Add $580 for commercial heater with thermostat upgrade.  Add $310 for SSA kit.  Add $420 for CBB.  Add $535 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

45  GAL TANK KIT w/ (24x18x24 tank) 40 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater.....$8080   Commercial-$9680   Add $640 for commercial heater with thermostat upgrade.  Add $390 for SSA kit.  Add $500 for CBB.  Add $630 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

61  GAL TANK KIT w/ (24x24x24 tank)  54 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater.....$9980    Commercial-$11,780  Add $750 for commercial heater with thermostat upgrade.  Add $450 for SSA kit.  Add $600 for CBB.  Add $710 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

69  GAL TANK KIT w/ (36x18x24 tank) 60 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater.....$11,990    Commercial-$13,880   Add $850 for commercial heater with thermostat upgrade.  Add $480 for SSA kit.  Add $690 for CBB.  Add $780 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

92  GAL TANK KIT w/ (48x18x24 tank) 80 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater.....$15,090    Commercial-$17,250    Add $990 for commercial heater with thermostat upgrade.  Add $550 for SSA kit.  Add $800 for CBB.  Add $950 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

Commercial rack packages are offered for 22-92 gallon kit for $690 and up

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