Rose Gold Tank Plating Solution

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An 18 karat rose gold solution formulated for tank plating using our tank plating equipment. The system comes complete with two addition agents which control both the colour of the plate and help maintain the solution. For guidance on this, please see our online calculator, which can be found by clicking HERE. Scroll down to read more.

Rose Gold Tank Plating Solution 250ml £41.00 Stock: 7
Rose Gold Tank Plating Solution 500ml £66.83 Stock: 6
Rose Gold Tank Plating Solution 1 litre £110.97 Stock: 5

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example usage 1

This rose gold tank plating solution is designed to be used with our Rose Gold Tank Plating Kit. To see a full description of this kit plus training video please click HERE for the Rose Gold Tank Plating Kit project page. Burnishing plated thicknesses in excess of 0.5 microns are perfectly achievable.

example usage 2

Rose gold plated silver rings plated with our Rose Gold Tank Plating Solution and our tank plating equipment.

Product Details

Features Benefits
Formulated specifically for tank plating Plates consistently bright up to 1 micron
Additive system based on online calculator Helps maintain the bath and keep constant colour of rose gold plate
Different shades of rose gold possible Allows you to plate shades from pale red to red
Plates bright and hard up to 1 micron Wear rate much decreased and increased scratch resistance


Tech Specs

Operating Conditions and Deposit Data

Plating Factor (PF) 0.01 A/cm2 (see notes below)
Plating rate ~0.15 micron per minute at 0.01A/cm2
Temperature 50 – 65 °C
pH 11.0 – 11.2
Gold concentration 2 grams per litre
Agitation None
Electrode Mesh
Gold content in plate 75% at 60°C (see notes below on variation with temperature)
Copper content in plate 25% at 60°C (see notes below on variation with temperature)
Cathode efficiency ~25% at Plating Factor = 0.01A/cm2
Hardness 380 – 390 Hv
Density of deposit 14.4 g/cm3
Stress 4.4 kg/mm2
Special storage requirements None
Shelf life 1 – 2 years
Health and Safety classification Harmful
Special considerations Contains potassium cyanide (0.35%)
Transport (UN number) None: Not classified as dangerous for transport



  • Recommended plating thickness between 0.2 and 0.5 micron.
  • Temperature: Increasing from 50° to 65°C decreases the percentage of gold by
    approximately 5%.
  • Increasing the temperature from 50°C to 60°C almost doubles the plating rate
  • Reducing the plating factor (PF) from 0.01 to 0.005 has very little effect on composition
    but reduces the plating rate by almost half.
  • Adjusting the pH within the range 10.5 – 11.5 has little effect on the composition or
    plating rate.
  • Plating will start to dull at around 0.5 – 0.6 micron. This effect will be especially noticeable on
    the protruding parts of the item which may require further mechanical polishing.
    The effect can be reduced by using a higher plating temperature.
  • The plating calculator for this solution is an excellent way of estimating the initial maintenance
    additions; however, it becomes less effective as the bath ages and we recommend that
    the user makes adjustments based on their own standards.
  • We recommend storing solution in a bottle if solution is going to be stored for a prolonged period of time.


Recommendations for adjusting the composition (changing the colour) of the deposit by adding replenishers.

  • Adding Replenisher A to a new bath increases the paleness of the deposit by increasing the amount of gold
    in the deposit. On a fresh bath, Adding 12.5 ml of Replenisher A to 1 litre of new solution will increase the amount of
    gold by approximately 2.5%.
  • Adding Replenisher B to a new bath increases the redness of the deposit by increasing the amount of
    copper in the deposit.



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Read Manual

To see a guide on how to use our Rose Gold Tank Plating Solution in our Electroplating manual, please click HERE

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.
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Rose Gold Tank Plating Solution 250ml £41.00 Stock: 7
Rose Gold Tank Plating Solution 500ml £66.83 Stock: 6
Rose Gold Tank Plating Solution 1 litre £110.97 Stock: 5


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