Our gold brush plating solution is ideal for decorative and functional applications including jewellery, electrical contacts, gold plating on plastics and much more. Gold concentration: 8 grams per litre.
If you need to gold plate on a base metal such as copper, you will need to plate a barrier layer of either nickel or palladium. Links to these solutions can be found in the ‘Related Products’ section below this tabbed panel. Please click on the ‘Read Manual’ tab of this tabbed panel for fully illustrated guides on gold plating.
This solution plates a shade of gold with a slightly redder hue which approximates to between the Swiss watch industry standard of 2N and 3N.
HS Code: 3824 99 70
Gold Plating Solution has been formulated to be one of the hardest wearing and fastest gold brush electroplating solutions available. This fact, coupled with its fantastic coverage, makes it our best selling product. We incorporate a preservative into the mix which gives it a very long shelf life, leaving the gold in the the solution and not at the bottom of the bottle as with some other gold plating chemicals.
Gold content: 8 grams per litre.
This section includes a handy quick reference table to show you which pre-treatment stages you need to go through on which metals to prepare for gold and silver plating.
A quick reference pre-treatment table
- A lot of surfaces can be easily prepared by rubbing with MPU and buffing with a clean paper towel.
- In the table below, where is says ’Gold Flash’, this means a thin and quickly applied layer of gold plate using our Gold Flash solution.
- For areas that are difficult to reach with MPU or are highly textured, electroclean and electro-activate all in one with our unique ActiClean.
||Gold Plating (includes rose and green gold made with our Coloured metal Mixers)
|Copper, brass, bronze and its alloys
||1.MPU or ActiClean or Cleaner 2. Plate a barrier layer of nickel, palladium or white bronze 3. Gold plate
||1. MPU or ActiClean or Cleaner2. Silver Plate
||1. MPU or ActiClean or Cleaner 2. Gold plate
||1. MPU or ActiClean or Cleaner 2. Gold flash or PP Copper plate 3. Silver plate
|Zinc and its alloys (pot metal, Zamak and Mazak)
||1. MPU only. Keep dry. Dust off any remaining MPU residue with a clean paper towel.2. Copper plate with Copper Plating Solution thickened with Thickener 3. Barrier plate with nickel, palladium, white bronze or silver 4. Gold plate
||1. MPU only. Keep dry. Dust off any remaining MPU residue with a clean paper towel 2. Copper plate with Copper Plating Solution thickened with Thickener 3. Silver plate
|Nickel and its alloys- (Monel metal, nickel silver, EPNS)
||1. MPU or ActiClean or Cleaner 2. Gold plate
||1. MPU or ActiClean 2. Gold flash or PP Copper plate 3. Silver plate
|Tin and its alloys (pewter, Britannia metal and solder)
||1. MPU 2. Plate with some freshly pre-mixed white bronze plating solution using our White Bronze Mixer and our Copper Brush Plating Solution (Use within one hour after mixing) 3. Gold plate
2. Copper plate with either PP Copper, Copper Strike or Copper Brush Plating Solution, nickel plate then gold.
|1. MPU 2. Copper plate with Copper Plating Solution 3. Silver plate
||MPU or ActiClean
||1. MPU or ActiClean or CleanerMPU or ActiClean 2. Silver plate
Despite its name, EPNS (Electro Plated Nickel Silver) does not contain any silver, but is an alloy of copper (60%), nickel and zinc.
Monel metal is an alloy of nickel and copper, with some iron added for strength.
This table is meant as a general guide only. Please refer to individual projects for detailed guidance.
Operating Conditions and Deposit Data
||3 – 5 volts
||14 – 25 °C
||Platinum or Carbon (see notes)
|Gold content in plate
||99.9% (balance carbon)
|Plating Rate at (3.5 volts, Platinum electrode)
||Approx. 0.5 micron per minute (spot)
||220 – 230 Hv
|Density of deposit
|Special storage requirements
||Away from sunlight
||1 – 2 years
|Health and Safety classification
||Contains potassium cyanide (0.3%)
|Transport (UN number)
||None: Not classified as dangerous for transport
- We strongly advise against the use of stainless steel anodes for most of our plating processes
- Plating rates are calculated over a sample area which is permanently covered by swab.
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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