Gold Strike Brush and Tank (UK and EU only)

£22.71£127.24 + VAT

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This plating solution can be used for both brush and tank plating very adhesive layers on to difficult-to plate metals such as chrome, surgical steel and dental alloys. When brush plating, all swabs can be used with this solution, however for longer life we recommend using S-Type Swabs which can be purchased by clicking on the link in the ‘Related Products’ section below this panel.
It is primarily used as an adhesive undercoat for other metals such as gold, silver, palladium and platinum and should not be plated to a thickness of over 0.1 micron.

Brush plating voltage: 3 – 4 volts
Plating Factor (tank): 0.03 amp/cm2 (see Tech Specs)

Gold concentration: 2 grams per litre

Orders outside UK and EU

This plating solution cannot be purchased and shipped outside the UK and the EU because it’s part of our range of plating solutions which are regulated for transport.

You can substitute this with our Gold Strike (export outside UK and EU only) which can be shipped outside the UK and the EU. Details of this alternative can be found by clicking HERE

 

HS Code: 3824 99 70

Our Gold Strike plates adherent layers of gold straight on to chrome without stripping and difficult to plate stainless steel alloys. Particularly useful for plating super adherent key layers for subsequent plating of thick layers of gold of 3 microns and above. Please use a Carbon Electrode, which can be purchased by clicking on the link in the ‘Related Products’ section below this panel.

Our Gold Strike is very adhesive. To demonstrate this here is an example of the sellotape test – in section A of the picture, the tape is stuck to the surface of our freshly plated Gold Strike layer and then in section B of the picture, the sellotape is removed. The gold layer stays on the surface of the work with no traces of gold on the sellotape.

Other difficult to plate metals such as tungsten can also be plated with our Gold Strike.

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Operating conditions and deposit data for brush plating

Voltage 3 – 4 volts
Temperature 20 – 25 °C (see notes)
Gold Concentration 2 g/l
Electrode Carbon or platinum
Gold content in plate 99% – 99.5%
Plating Rate at (3 volts, Carbon Electrode, 20 °C) 0.07 micron per minute (spot)
Plating Rate at (4 volts, Carbon Electrode, 20 °C) 0.09 micron per minute (spot)
Recommended plating thickness 0.1 micron
Coverage 10ml will cover 80 cm2 to 0.1 micron
Hardness 185 Hv
Density of deposit 19.3 g/cm3
Stress Not known
Special storage requirements Away from sunlight
Shelf life 1 – 2 years
Health and Safety classification Harmful
Special considerations None
Transport (UN number) 2796

 

Notes:

  • When plating in recesses, we recommend using the using the Plating Pen (8 – 10 volts, Fibre Nib).
    Or consider using Gold Strike Pen Plating Solution.
  • Plating rate decreases considerably below 20 °C
  • 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.

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