A properly coated part will come out in a dull gray color and will need to be polished. If you started with a polished or extremely smooth part it can be polished up to high luster with Autosol
and a light touch on a buffing wheel. If you’re part was a rough finish going in it won’t polish up nearly as nice. This is the same idea as chrome plating. You will need to polish the part well for the final plating to come up shiny as well.
So that’s the basics for plating parts at home using the Eastwood Tin Zinc Plating Kit.
This kit works well for the home hobbyist restoring original hardware or parts. In the end you will save money and time from paying a plating company to do your small runs of parts.