This brush plating solution performs the same function as Gold Strike and Gold Strike Extra but has a much higher gold content. It plates adhesive gold layers two and a half times faster than Gold Strike on to difficult-to plate metals such as chrome, surgical steel and dental alloys. Standard swabs can be used with this solution, however for longer life we recommend using the S-Type Swab which can be purchased HERE.
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.
HS Code: 3824 99 70
Our Gold Strike Xtra plates adherent layers of gold straight on to chrome without stripping and difficult to plate stainless steel alloys. The ‘Xtra’ means there’s 2 grams more of gold in it compared with our Gold Strike, so it plates at the same rate but has more than twice the coverage of Gold Strike. 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 HERE
Our Gold Strike Xtra 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 Xtra 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 Xtra.
Plates at the same rate but more than twice the coverage of Gold Strike
Strike plates chromium, tungsten, dental alloys and more
Recommended thickness: 0.1 micron
Operating Conditions and Deposit Data
3 – 4 volts
20 – 25 °C (see notes)
Carbon or platinum (Carbon preferred)
Gold content in plate
99% – 99.5%
Plating Rate at (3 volts, Carbon Electrode, 20 °C)
0.17 micron per minute (spot)
Plating Rate at (4 volts, Carbon Electrode, 20 °C)
0.19 micron per minute (spot)
Maximum plating thickness
10ml will cover 200 cm2 to 0.1 micron
Density of deposit
Special storage requirements
Away from sunlight
1 – 2 years
Health and Safety classification
Transport (UN number)
When plating in recesses, we recommend using the using the Plating Pen (8 – 10 volts, Fibre Nib).
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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