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Our K-Gold contains 12 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. You can also store the solution in a special syringe that’s available on the online shop.
Failure to observe the above precautions will result in the degeneration of the gold in the solution.
Please click on the next tab along under ‘Examples’ for suggestions on how to minimise air contamination.
HS Code: 3824 99 70
Earrings plated with rose and 24 karat gold. The rose gold plating solution was prepared by mixing our K-Gold with our Rose Gold Mixer. Full instructions for the use of K-Gold to create a variety of different coloured golds can be found in our Electroplating Manual by clicking HERE. To work out how much plating solution you will need to plate your item and for how long, please click the ‘Calculator’ tab above.
Our Rose Gold Mixer is being added to our K-Gold in the beaker to make rose gold plating solution using our Mixing Kit.
Designed mainly as a base solution for mixing with our Coloured Gold Mixers
Mixing with Yellow, White, Rose, and Green Gold Mixers and Brass Effect Gold Mixer.
Can be mixed with 2 or more Gold Mixers
Creating a huge spectrum of different shades and tints of gold – good for exactly matching colour of original gold plated layer.
Can be plated on its own, forming a soft, 24 carat gold layer, completely cyanide free
Mainly functional purposes only. Plate dulls over 0.2 microns but can be burnished to reveal a mirror finish.
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
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 source: MF Rectifier Mk II
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 £200
International orders usually 3-5 working days.
For all price quotations for deliveries, please add your items to our shopping cart. You will be able to see the shipping costs by clicking on the ‘Calculate shipping’ button in the cart and before checking out.
You can access our MSDS by scanning the QR code which is on our product bottles.
Here is a video to show you how;
Shades of commonly used karats of gold created with our Coloured Metal Mixers
and K-Gold system.
Here’s a photo showing the shades of gold achievable using our coloured metal mixer system. Each swatch is numbered and corresponds to the swatch listed in the table following, which details the various quantities of mixer you need to create your desired shade and karatage of gold.
You can use these mixtures as guides or you can create your own unique shades.