Here’s a very tempting arrival for totalkitcar readers. A range of cool sounding DIY home plating kits from Teignmouth-based Classic Plating.

Their entry-level zinc-plate package could be the one that really grabs your attention. It contains everything you need to zinc plate in your own garage. Best not do it in the kitchen sink, eh?

The basic kit contains enough materials to produce nine litres of electrolyte, so in reality you’ll only be limited by the size of your tank. You also get two different passivation chemicals allowing you to select between silver or gold-effect finishes.

The company also offers nickel, replica chrome and copper plating kits. Best part of all is that the zinc kit costs just £59 and is available now from ENDS.