This Gold Brush Plating Starter Kit is great 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
You can purchase this kit as it is or if you wish, you can use it as a guide to put together your own bespoke kit. Click on the items in the list to see detailed product information.
£436.07 + VAT
The Gold Brush Plating Starter Kit is built around our MF Rectifier. This is a multi-function rectifier and so can be used for brush, pen and tank plating. If your’re looking for the flexibility to pen as well as brush plate, you could add one of our Plating Pens to your kit list. For our guide on how to set it up for brush plating, please click HERE.
With this Gold Brush Plating Starter 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.
Re-silver plating antiques is straightforward with our Silver Brush Plating Solution which is included with this kit. Undercoat with a thick layer of our Copper Brush Plating Solution, which can be purchased by clicking HERE and then polish back and you’ll be able 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.
Although not included with this kit, 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. As in this photo, the Expansion Box can 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.
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
MF Rectifier Can be used for brush, pen and tank plating
Output voltage: 1.0 – 20 volts DC
Output current:0 – 5 amps
All brush plating jobs (including chrome), small to large eg. plating jewellery, sculpture, scientific/medical applications, car badges, mobile phones….
When brush or pen plating, turn the amps up full and adjust the voltage to the recommended voltage. For full instructions for setting up your MF Rectifier for brush or pen plating, please see our guide by clicking HERE.
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
Platinum, carbon and stainless steel electrodes The Platinum electrode delivers top quality plating and will last a lifetime; 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
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
This rectifier can be used for tank, brush and pen plating. Here is a quick guide to setting it up for brush plating.
1. Your equipment
Assemble your equipment as shown in the photo:
2. Turning on your rectifier
Use the switch on the back of the rectifier to turn it on.
3. Attaching the leads
Fit the crocodile clip to the end of the black lead and plug the other end into the corresponding black socket on the front of the rectifier. Plug in the red lead into the corresponding red socket.
4. Amps and volts
Turn the amps dial clockwise to the stop (maximum) and the volts to the value required by the brush plating solution.
Note: Even though the amps dial is set to maximum, the amps meter will read ‘0.00’.
The amp meter will not read anything until plating commences.
The volts will however be displayed.
5. Open the circuit
Open the circuit (or turn the circuit off) by switching the Output switch so that the line is in the up position.
6. Set the voltage
Set the voltage to about 3.5
7. Connecting the black lead to the red lead
Using the crocodile clip on the end of the black lead, connect the black to the red lead.
8. Close the circuit
Close the circuit.
9. Adjusting the amps
Adjust the amps to about 4.5 to 5 amps.
NB. This stage sets the maximum amps to prevent damage to the work piece should the bare electrode accidentally come in contact with the work directly.
10. Open circuit
Open the circuit again.
11. Connecting the electrode
Unclip the crocodile clip from the end of the red lead.
Connect the electrode handle to the end of the red lead and attach the swab to the electrode.
12. Selecting the voltage
Select the correct voltage range for your brush plating solution.
13. Closing circuit for plating
Now close the circuit and you’re ready to start plating.
Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK
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- International orders usually 3-5 working days.
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