Palladium Brush Plating Solution

£33.57£124.17 + VAT

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Spa Plating’s palladium brush plating solution contains 10 grams of palladium per litre and is an ideal low-cost, low-hazard alternative to platinum and rhodium plating solution. It also makes an excellent alternative to nickel and white bronze when plating a barrier layer between copper and gold. Recommended electrode – Carbon or Platinum. For similar products to palladium brush plating solution, please see the ‘Related Products’ section below this tabbed panel.

Plating a stainless steel watch case with palladium plating solution. For a fully illustrated project on palladium brush plating, please see our Electroplating Manual by clicking HERE. To work out how much palladium solution you will need and how much it will cost to plate your item, please click HERE for our Plating Calculator.

Main benefits;

  • Makes a great alternative to rhodium plating giving an authentic 18 carat white gold or platinum plated look.
  • palladium plating solution (unlike rhodium) doesn’t etch materials made of calcium carbonate such as pearl and coral, so you won’t have to worry about masking out these materials before submerging them in your palladium plating bath.
  • can be used as a substitute for nickel as a barrier layer for gold plating on copper and its alloys.
  • can be used as an alternative to silver as it doesn’t tarnish and is hard-wearing.
  • Very low porosity – excellent for corrosion protection.
  • Readily wettable by solder and dissolves a lot more slowly than gold in the solder making it an excellent top coat over gold for electrical contacts.

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Operating Parameters and Deposit Data

Voltage Range 3.0 – 3.5
Temperature 18 – 25 °C
Palladium Concentration 10g/l
Electrode Carbon or Platinum
Palladium content in plate 99.9% (balance carbon, nitrogen)
Lightness (L*) of deposit 70 – 72 (Cielab)
Plating Rate at (3.5 volts, carbon electrode) 0.6 micron per minute
Hardness 488 Hv
Density of deposit 11.85 g/cm3
Stress Stressed
Special storage requirements None
Shelf life 1 – 2 years
Health and Safety classification Irritant
Special considerations None
Transport (UN number) None: Not classified as dangerous for transport

General guide;

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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