A guide to our Coloured Metal Mixers
A guide to our Coloured Metal Mixers - mixing, voltages and applications
The table below provides a quick reference to help you decide which mixer you should combine with which base and the correct voltage and electrode you should use.
Please refer also to the 'Tech Specs' tab of the tabbed panel on each product's product page.
NB; When plating your prepared rose gold and green gold plating solution on to stainless steel, nickel and its alloys, first plate a layer of 24 carat gold using our Gold Flash.
A quick reference guide to our Coloured Metal Mixers
|Plating Solution||Type of mixer and base solution||Ration of mixer||To base solution||Volts||How it’s used and tips on application||Electrode|
|White bronze||White Bronze Mixer/Copper Brush Plating Solution. Leave to stand for 15 minutes before using. Use within 24 hours.||2||1||3 – 3.5||Can be used as a low-cost, tarnish resistant alternative to silver plate. As an undercoat when plating on to copper and its alloys, tin and its alloys, including solder. As an undercoat when black chrome plating on to copper. Suitable power source: MF Rectifier Mk II||Stainless Steel|
|Rose gold||Rose Gold Mixer/K-Gold||1 for an 18ct rose gold alloy and 2 for a 12ct rose gold alloy||10||2||Pre-plate a layer of gold using Gold Flash when plating on to stainless steel, nickel and nickel containing alloys. Suitable power source: MF Rectifier Mk II||Carbon – 2 volts
Platinum – 3 volts
|Green gold||Green Gold Mixer/K-Gold||1 to 3 depending on shade||10||2||“||Carbon|
|A shade of gold that resembles freshly polished brass||Brass Effect Gold Mixer/K-Gold||1||10||2||Used to recreate the shade of freshly polished brass. Can be used to recreate some shades of Ormolu.||Carbon|