Gold Brush Plating Starter Kit

Gold Brush Plating Starter Kit Watch Our Video

This starter gold plating kit is a great kit for setting up a gold and silver brush plating facility at home or in the workshop. Includes 100ml of our Gold Plating Solution for brush plating which contains 8 grams of pure 24 carat gold per litre.

Gold Brush Plating Starter Kit
Suggested contents
36 items
: £432.58
Below is a suggested kit list. Keep it as it is, or you can remove products you do not need after clicking 'Add to Cart'.  
  • Gold Brush Plating Solution 100ml
  • Silver Brush Plating Solution 100ml
  • Safe-T-Strip 250ml
  • ActiClean 250ml
  • Nickel Brush Plating Solution 250ml
  • MPU 100ml
  • Silver and Gold Polish Cloth
  • MetaPrep 100g
  • MetaSeal 100g
  • Thickener 1 litre
  • Power Rectifier
  • Electrode Handles
  • Stainless Steel Electrodes
  • Carbon Electrodes
  • Platinum Electrodes
  • Red Leads
  • Black Lead
  • Crocodile Clip
  • Swabs, 5-Pack
  • Measuring Cylinder 25ml
  • Pipette 3ml
  • Pipette 1ml
  • Drip Trays
  • Beakers, Medium
  • Rinse Bottle
  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Gloves, Pack of 100
  • Conductor Strips (5 Pack)

View Examples

example usage 1

With this gold plating kit you will  be able to gold plate on stainless steel as well as a range of other metals. This stainless steel Business Card Holder has been silver and gold brush plated with our Gold and Silver Brush Plating Solution. The Gold Brush Plating Solution contains 8 grams of pure gold per litre and the Silver Brush Plating Solution contains 25 grams of pure silver per litre. This kit (or any of our other kits, equipment or solutions) is not suitable for plating on to aluminium or titanium and therefore can’t be used to plate iPhones and other similar products.

example usage 2

Re-silver plating antiques is straightforward with our Silver Brush Plating Solution which is included with this kit. Undercoating with a thick layer of our Copper Brush Plating Solution, which can be purchased by clicking HERE and then polishing back can help to reduce the appearance of small scratches, ready for the final layer of silver plating. For guidance on pre-treatment stages with brush plating, please follow this link our electroplating manual

example usage 3

This Gold Brush Plating Starter Kit is built around our flexible Power Plating Rectifier, which is ideal for taking on larger and prolonged brush plating jobs. It’s also easy to finely adjust because of its fully lit digital screen so you can be confident that you’re in full control of the plating process.

example usage 4

Our Expansion Box is great for allowing the smooth running of a number of different brush plating processes at once, without the inconvenience of having to ‘stack’ your red leads out the front of you rectifier. It also has a handy ‘strip’ mode switch which reverses the current – ideal for when you’re chrome stripping. This means you don’t have the hassle of having to switch the red and black leads at the rectifier, strip the chrome, and then replace the red and black lead back into their correct ports. The Expansion Box can also be mounted on a wall or just under the bench top so that you don’t have your leads trailing across your drip trays. Please see our guide in our electroplating manual about how to set up your expansion box.

Contents Guide

A note on our kits;

Every item in our electroplating kits

  • makes an important contribution to the overall success of the plating process
  • has been thoroughly tested to ensure it performs its job at the highest level in the overall electroplating process
  • is either made in-house or has been carefully sourced from our trusted suppliers

These factors ensure consistent, top quality plating results for a fair price.

Key Kit Contents Features Example uses
Power Rectifier Fully variable voltage between 3 and 15 volts.  Maximum constant current output of 25 amps All brush plating jobs (including chrome), small to large eg. plating jewellery, sculpture, scientific/medical applications, car badges, mobile phones…..
Gold & Silver Plating Solution Gold content – 8 grams per litre. Silver – cyanide free, 25 grams of pure silver per litre. Both unique to Spa Plating Gold and silver plating on most surfaces – transforming a wide range of items, both decorative and functional
Copper Plating Solution (+ White Bronze Mixer) =white bronze Copper plates fast to create a beautifully lustrous finish.
When mixed with our White Bronze Mixer, creates a beautiful shade of silvery white bronze
White bronze – making a barrier layer between gold and copper or brass – useful when plating on non-conductive surfaces.
Can be used as a silver-like, non tarnish finish for items such as musical intruments
Copper used for plating a base layer when silver plating onto pewter or tin
Platinum, carbon and stainless steel electrode Platinum electrode delivers top quality plating and will last a life time; carbon electrode – acti-cleaning ; stainless steel – chrome stripping All plated finishes for Interior restoration, scientific and medical applications, musical instrument renovation, architectural plating,
Safe-T-Strip Safe chrome stripping to allow gold or silver plating -Doesn’t produce highly toxic hexavalent chromium bi-products, characterised by yellow stain on swab. Unique to Spa Plating Removing chrome plate in order to re-chrome plate or change plated layer to gold/silver on items such as interior fittings, car badges
Thickener A fine powder which, when added to your plating solution, turns it into a gel. Great for plating in-situ eg. bathroom furniture or car parts  – avoid wasting money from your solutions draining away
 Swabs – pack of five
Features Used for
Made from materials best suited to brush plating – manufacture and design exclusive to Spa Plating Holds just the right amount of plating solution, which reduces wastage and saves time
Hard wearing yet soft and absorbent – very economical Each swab can be re-used many times – just rinse thoroughly between plating stages. Can be used with most of our plating solutions apart from rhodium and platinum, which need our S-Type Swabs

 Expansion Box

Features Used for
Three positive output sockets Plugging in three electrode handles and electrodes at once, without having to ‘stack’ your leads; allows you to move seamlessly through a multi-stage brush plating process
Strip up/ Plated down switch Quickly reversing the current for chrome stripping. Means you don’t have to un-plug and plug back in the leads to reverse the current, saving time and hassle
Flashing red light Warning you that you are in stripping mode and that you’ve reversed the current. This stops you from damaging your work by forgetting to reverse back the current before proceeding with the next plating stage, after chrome stripping
Wall mountable Can be mounted on the underside of your bench, to make it even easier to use. For instructions on this please see our manual.

Surface preparation/finishing compounds

MetaPrep Contains a highly efficient cleaning agentContains a polishing agent Removing the most stubborn of silicone and hardened waxes, particularly after mechanical polishing. Helps to brighten the surface of your work.For a full description and advice on polishing, please see our manual.
MPU One stage cleaning and activating productCan be used during the plating process without having to re-electroclean and activate For cleaning and activating in one stage, can replace the ActiClean stage – saves time and moneyClearing burns or other marks produced during plating – all you have to do is rinse and carry on plating
MetaSeal Non-abrasiveSpecial formulation Bringing out the final lustre of your work and cuts out the hard work associated with final finishingSeals in the shine and slows tarnishing


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Read Manual

Click HERE to see a project in our Electroplating Manual about gold plating steel bathroom taps ‘in-situ’.

Delivery Details

Postage Options;
      Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK.
        • The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
        • Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
        • International orders usually 3-5 working days.
For all price quotations for deliveries, please add your items to our shopping cart. You will be able to see the shipping costs in the 'Current shipping' box before checking out.
    For Special Orders outside the UK and the EU, please contact us.
Gold Brush Plating Starter Kit
Suggested contents
36 items
: £432.58
Below is a suggested kit list. Keep it as it is, or you can remove products you do not need after clicking 'Add to Cart'.  
  • Gold Brush Plating Solution 100ml
  • Silver Brush Plating Solution 100ml
  • Safe-T-Strip 250ml
  • ActiClean 250ml
  • Nickel Brush Plating Solution 250ml
  • MPU 100ml
  • Silver and Gold Polish Cloth
  • MetaPrep 100g
  • MetaSeal 100g
  • Thickener 1 litre
  • Power Rectifier
  • Electrode Handles
  • Stainless Steel Electrodes
  • Carbon Electrodes
  • Platinum Electrodes
  • Red Leads
  • Black Lead
  • Crocodile Clip
  • Swabs, 5-Pack
  • Measuring Cylinder 25ml
  • Pipette 3ml
  • Pipette 1ml
  • Drip Trays
  • Beakers, Medium
  • Rinse Bottle
  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Gloves, Pack of 100
  • Conductor Strips (5 Pack)

Calculator

Choice of solution:

Surface area in square centimetres:

Desired thickness in microns:

Volume of solution required (ml):

Swab type:

Plating time required (mins):