Gold Strike Xtra (UK and EU only)

£21.05£239.15 + VAT

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This brush plating solution performs the same function as Gold Strike but has twice the gold content. It only plates slightly faster but has twice the coverage of Gold Strike. Like Gold Strike, it plates very adhesive layers 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. Recommended voltage: 3 volts Gold concentration: 4 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 Extra (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 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

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Operating Conditions and Deposit Data

Voltage 3.0 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).
  • 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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