Our K-Gold contains 10 grams of gold per litre. It should mainly be used as a base solution for mixing with our full range of coloured gold mixers. Completely cyanide free. Recommended electrode – Carbon
Please note: This is an air-sensitive solution. When not in use, keep the lid tightly shut and take measures to minimise the air space remaining in the bottle. These can include adding marbles or glass beads to the bottle or squeezing out the excess air at the top of the bottle.
Failure to observe the above precautions will result in the degeneration of the gold in the solution.
Please click on the ‘Examples’ tab below for suggestions on how to minimise air contamination.
The table below provides a quick reference to help you decide which mixer you should combine with which base and the correct voltage and electrode you should use.
Please refer also to the 'Tech Specs' tab of the tabbed panel on each product's product page.
NB; When plating your prepared rose gold and green gold plating solution on to stainless steel, nickel and its alloys, first plate a layer of 24 carat gold using our Gold Flash.
A quick reference guide to our Coloured Metal Mixers
||Type of mixer and base solution
||Ration of mixer
||To base solution
||How it’s used and tips on application
||White Bronze Mixer/Copper Brush Plating Solution. Leave to stand for 15 minutes before using. Use within 24 hours.
||3 – 3.5
||Can be used as a low-cost, tarnish resistant alternative to silver plate. As an undercoat when plating on to copper and its alloys, tin and its alloys, including solder. As an undercoat when black chrome plating on to copper. Suitable power sources; our Power, LED and Tank Plating Rectifiers.
||Rose Gold Mixer/K-Gold
||1 for an 18ct rose gold alloy and 2 for a 12ct rose gold alloy
||Pre-plate a layer of gold using Gold Flash when plating on to stainless steel, nickel and nickel containing alloys. Suitable power sources; our LED and Tank Plating Rectifiers.
||Carbon – 2 volts
Platinum – 3 volts
||Green Gold Mixer/K-Gold
||1 to 3 depending on shade
|A shade of gold that resembles freshly polished brass
||Brass Effect Gold Mixer/K-Gold
||Used to recreate the shade of freshly polished brass. Can be used to recreate some shades of Ormolu.
Operating Conditions and Deposit Data
||Refer to data on label of Coloured Metal Mixer bottle in question. If being used as a stand alone solution – 2 volts
||20 – 25 °C
|Gold content in plate
||99.9 – 100%
|Plating Rate at (3.5 volts, Platinum electrode)
||Approx. 0.3 micron per minute (spot)
||170 – 180 Hv
|Density of deposit
|Special storage requirements
||Away from sunlight
||Over 2 years
|Health and Safety classification
|Transport (UN number)
||None: Not classified as dangerous for transport
- Plate dulls after 0.2 microns.
- Coating can be burnished to mirror finish.
- We strongly advise against the use of stainless steel anodes for most of our plating processes.
- Plating rates are calculated over a sample area whilst in contact with the swab.
Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK
- The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
- Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
- International orders usually 3-5 working days.
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