We recommend that a little MetaSeal is applied after plating, particularly with our gold plating finishes. This is because it provides some protection against fingermarks and brings out the final lustre of your plate. Works best on smooth surfaces.
Please see the the other blue tabs for further instructions.
HS Code: 3824 99 70
MetaSeal is only used after plating for the final protective polish. It is mostly used
on silver and gold after plating. It inhibits silver from tarnishing and suppresses finger
marking of both gold and silver.
We’ve put together a quick reference guide to help you choose the right cleaning and polishing compound for every stage of the brush plating process. Amongst all of these compounds, MPU will be the one you use most often. It is the ultimate all-in-one cleaning and activating compound, as you can use it on most surfaces in preparation for plating. If the surface of your work is very recessed, or if it is very large, we recommend cleaning and activating with ActiClean.
Quick reference table for hand polishing
|Name of Polish
||Degree of Cut, from smallest (*) to greatest (*****)
||Uses and applications
||Needs to be cleaned off before plating?
||Seals the surface of items you have plated. Brings out the final lustre on gold plated items.
|Goddard’s Silver Polish
||Brings out the final lustre on silver plating. Sometimes gold plate can dull off at the edges of your work as your plate; Goddard’s can be used after plating to bring back the shine.
||Cleans and activates the surface of work before plating. It contains a fast cutting, non-scratch abrasive that can be used on small, non-recessed areas and can replace the MetaPrep stage.Very useful for cleaning and activating between plating stages.
MPU Fine – great for cleaning and re-activating gold flash layers while plating.
MPU Coarse – ideal for polishing back a plated layer of our PP Copper while plating on non-conductive surfaces.
||Removes traces of polishing compound and is a replacement for solvent if this unavailable.
||Removes scratches from steel, stainless steel, nickel and other hard metals. Can be used to remove old plate, if necessary.
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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