Gold Strike Pen (UK and EU only)

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This Gold Strike Pen (UK and EU only) solution can be used for gold plating very adhesive layers on to difficult-to plate metals such as chrome, surgical steel and dental alloys. Gold Strike pen plating solution is especially useful for plating dental prosthetics which can be difficult to plate by any other means.

Recommended voltage: 9 – 10 volts

Gold concentration: 20 grams per litre

Fibre nibs strongly recommended

Gold content: 20 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 could 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 or by clicking on the link below in the ‘Related Products’ section.

This solution is ideal for dental technicians plating prosthetics and medical technicians plating difficult-to-plate alloys of cobalt, chromium and molybdenum.
Adhearent coatings can also be plated on to chromium, tungsten and electrical alloys such as nichrome.

This solution is ideal for dental technicians plating prosthetics and medical technicians plating difficult-to-plate alloys of cobalt, chromium and molybdenum.
Adhearent coatings can also be plated on to chromium, tungsten and electrical alloys such as nichrome.

Setting up your MF Rectifier for pen plating

This rectifier can be used for tank, brush and pen plating. Here is a quick guide to setting it up for pen plating.

1. Your equipment

Setting up your MF Rectifier for pen plating is a straightforward process. Assemble your equipment as shown in the photo. For this demonstration, we’ll be using our plating pen.

2. Turning on your rectifier

Use the switch on the back of the rectifier to turn it on.

3. Attaching the leads

Fit the copper 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 anticlockwise to the stop (minimum) and the volts to the value required by the pen plating solution.

Note: Even though the amps dial is set to maximum, the amps meter will read ‘0.00’.

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

5. Connecting the black lead to the red lead

Using the crocodile clip on the end of the black lead.

6. Close the circuit

Close the circuit.

7. Adjusting the amps

Adjust the amps to about 0.4 to 0.5 amps.

Note: This stage sets the maximum amps to prevent damage to the work piece should the bare electrode accidentally contact the work piece directly

10. Open circuit

Open the circuit again.

8. Connecting the plating pen

Unclip the crocodile clip from the end of the red lead.

Connect the plating pen to the end of the red lead.

You are now ready to start pen plating.

12. Selecting voltage

Select the correct voltage range for your plating solution. In this case the solution is our Gold Pen Plating Solution and the range is 4-5 volts.

13. Closing circuit for plating

Now close the circuit and you’re ready to start plating.

Operating Conditions and Deposit Data

Voltage (for pen fitted with Fibre Nib)
8 – 10 volts (see notes)
Temperature 20 – 25 °C (see notes)
Gold Concentration 20 g/l
Electrode Carbon or platinum
Gold content in plate 99% – 99.5%
Recommended plating thickness 0.1 micron
Coverage 10ml will cover 800 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:

  • It is possible to plate as low as 4 – 5 volts using the Battery Plating Pen at a much reduced plating rate.
  • when plating in recesses, we recommend using the using the Plating Pen (8 – 10 volts, Fibre Nib).
  • Plating rate decreases considerably below 20 °C.

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