Our Palladium Tank Plating Kit – 1 Litre is a great option for re-plating white gold jewellery. The price of the kit includes 1 Litre of our Palladium Tank Plating Solution which contains 6 grams of palladium per litre and can be shipped outside the UK and EU, making it a good substitute for our transport restricted rhodium and platinum plating processes.
Scaling up or down; you can scale the volume of your kit up or down by swapping in different volumes of our plating beakers. You can also switch easily between our different plating solutions, as the Spa Plating tank plating process is very similar across all of our tanks plating solutions.
If you want to scale down the volume of the 1 litre kit to a 500ml kit for example, these are the core items you will need to change;
Palladium Tank Plating Kit – 500ml
Palladium Tank Plating Solution – 500ml
Cleaner – 500ml
Stainless mesh electrode – 500ml
Stirring Bar – Medium
Plating Beaker – 500ml
Mesh electrode – 500ml
Beaker Lid – 500ml x 2
Rinse beakers x 6 – 500ml
These same core products can be scaled down further to 250ml or up to 2 litres.
The rest of the items on the kit list can stay.
Our Palladium Tank Plating Solution deposits a bright white, hard-wearing layer of palladium and is an excellent alternative to rhodium for re-plating white gold wedding and engagement rings. Another notable feature of our palladium plating system is that you can safely palladium plate items of jewellery that include materials such as pearl or coral without having to mask them out, as our Palladium Tank Plating Solution will not etch materials made from calcium carbonate. This was the case with the pearl and silver pendant in the picture; the whole of the pendant, pearls included, was immersed in our Palladium Plating Solution without any negative effect on the pearls. For a guide to setting up your Palladium Tank Plating Kit you can follow the same instructions for our Rhodium Tank Plating Kit which can be found in our Electroplating Manual by clicking HERE. This kit (or any of our other kits, equipment or solutions) is not suitable for plating on to aluminium or titanium and therefore can’t be used to plate iPhones and other similar products.
All tank plating solutions need the occasional filter to keep them in good working order and this kit includes one of filter kits to keep your solution working at its optimum level.
In between uses of your palladium tank plating solution, it’s a good idea to cover your solution with cling film to stop particles of duct and hair getting in as this will over time shorten the life of your solution. It will also reduce the frequency of having to filter your solution.
makes an important contribution to the overall success of the plating process
has been thoroughly tested to ensure it performs its job at the highest level in the overall electroplating process
is either made in-house or has been carefully sourced from our trusted suppliers
These factors ensure consistent, top quality plating results for a fair price.
Our Palladium Plating Kit includes;
MF Rectifier Mrk 2
To use this power source for tank plating, please follow the instructions for this laid out in our guide in our electroplating manual – click HERE for the link.
Economy Plating Rectifier
Stepped voltage controlled via a selector switch enabling a range from 3 up to 12 volts. Maximum current is 3.0 amps.
Perfect for powering the cleaning stage, removing the need to re-set the settings on your MF Rectifier from cleaning to plating.
Fully electrically grounded
No ‘touch shock’ when using in countries outside the EU or North America.
Glass Plating Beaker
Comes in 250ml, 500ml and
1litre sizes. With the Mesh Electrodes inserted, the internal dimensions of each size beaker are as follows; 250ml; Height – 7cm, Diameter – 6cm 500ml; H – 10cm, D; 8cm 1Lt; H;13cm, D;8cmPlate different sized objects individually or in small batches, from rings to trophies.
Made of pyrex glass
Items being plated can be seen throughout plating process.
No staining from plating solution over time.
Hot Plate Stirrer
Fully variable heat control
Allows you to keep your palladium tank plating plating solution at just the right temperature for optimum performance
Palladium plating solution is agitated with a magnetic stirrer at the bottom of the beaker during plating.
Mechanical agitation is a safer alternative to air agitation, as it eradicates any risk of the aerosol effect of the rhodium tank plating solution. Mechanical agitation keeps the plating solution moving over the surface of the item being plated in a consistent way, again maximising the efficiency of the tank plating process. Mechanical agitation avoids unnecessary oxidisation of the metal plating solution that air agitation will cause.
Temperature of solutions can be monitored by pointing the probe at the tank, pulling the trigger with the temperature shown on the LED screen.
The temperature of your plating solution can be quickly and accurately monitored without you having to submerge a thermometer into the solution, avoiding contamination of your plating solution.
Made from MMO (mixed metal oxides)
Unlike others made of stainless steel, will not contaminate palladium plating solution
Cheaper alternative to platinized titanium
Made from stainless steel
Fully conductive – negative lead connects directly to work through stand, which cuts out need for another trailing wire.
Designed to be used with our Plating Arm and Clamp (sold separately)
Allows for complete flexibility – you can adjust height to of arms to accommodate small 250ml rhodium plating tanks up to and including 5 litre tanks
Electrical connection to work via negative lead, plugged into small socket at base of stand
Again avoids having to dangle work on negative lead directly into palladium plating tank
Made bespoke from solid stainless steel and designed to be used in conjunction with the Plating Arm Clamp
Fully conductive. Will not corrode and contaminate palladium tank plating solution. When used with clamp, can be moved up or down the stand in any position to fit any size of plating beaker.
Has ball head join point at one end to accommodate crocodile clip
Ball head allows complete 360 degree movement of crocodile clip, so you can quickly and easily make fine adjustments to the position of you work in the rhodium tank plating solution.
Made in-house from non-corrosive stainless steel
Will not corrode over time and risk contamination of palladium tank plating solution
Precision made from solid stainless steel to fit our Plating Stand perfectly, with wing screw for easy tightening
Means that you can fully adjust the height of the arm and it will be held firmly and safely in any position on the stand.
Gold Plated Jigging Wire
No risk of contamination of plating solution during plating
All tank plating solutions occasionally need filtering to remove particles that build up over time. Our filtering kit makes the process of keeping your tank plating solution in tip top condition easy to set up and mess free. Added to this, regular filtering can help you save money by extending the working life of your tank plating solution.
A key feature of our kits is the flexibility to be customise them by removing items you don’t need or adding extra items from our product range. For example, you may already own a hot plate stirrer, or you may want to you downsize or upsize the plating beaker according to the dimensions of the items you wish to plate. The table below will help you do this.
250ml Plating Beaker
500ml Plating Beaker
1 Litre Plating Beaker
2 Litre Plating Beaker
Mesh Electrode for 250ml Beaker
Mesh Electrode for 500ml Beaker
Mesh Electrode for 1 Litre Beaker
Mesh Electrode for 2 Litre Beaker
Stirring Bar (Mini)
Stirring Bar (Mini)
Stirring Bar (Medium)
Stirring Bar (Medium)
Palladium Tank Plating Solution
The advertised kit is using the 250ml kit. If you want to upsize to the 1 litre kit, you will need to remove the 250ml Plating Beaker, Mesh Electrode for 250ml Beaker, Stirring Bar (Mini) and 250ml of Palladium Tank Plating Solution from the kit list.
You will then need to add the 1 Litre Plating Beaker, Mesh Electrode for 1 Beaker, Stirring Bar (Medium) and 1 litre of Palladium Tank Plating Solution.
Items can be removed and added either on our shop page or on the shopping basket prior to checkout.
To get started;
1. Place the rectifier on a firm surface.
2. Ensure the on/off switch at the rear of the rectifier is in the "O" position.
3. Connect the mains socket to an earthed mains socket using the mains cable included.
1. Switch on your rectifier
Switch the rectifier on using the on/off switch at the rear of the rectifier. The switch should now be in the “I” position.
2. The "16v/5A" button
Press and hold the “16v/5A” button until it starts flashing.
3. Setting the volts
Set the voltage using the “VOLT” dial to about 5 volts (anywhere between 4.80 – 5.20 volts will do).
4. Setting the current (amps)
Set the current (amps) using the “CURR” dial to your required setting or that displayed on the relevant Spa Plating Calculator https://www.goldn.co.uk/calculators/
In this example, we have set it to 0.10 amps.
5. Starting the tank plating process
When you are ready to start plating, press the “OUTPUT ON” button which will change from white to green to show the plating tank is powered. The “16v/5A” button will stop flashing.
6. Stopping the tank plating process
When the tank plating process is complete, press the “OUTPUT ON” button which will change from green back to white to show the tank is powered off.
Palladium Tank Calculator
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.
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Here is a video to show you how;