Rose Gold Brush/Pen Plating Solution (18 Karat)

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This Rose Gold Brush/Pen Plating Solution (18 Karat) doesn’t have to be mixed beforehand. It can be used for both brush and pen plating. You can use either the Platinum Electrode (2.5 – 3.0 volts) or the Carbon Electrode (2.0 – 2.5 volts) with this solution.
One of the outstanding qualities of the solution is that it plates very fast compared to other brush plating solutions.
You can compare the plating rates using our online brush plating calculator on the links bar above.

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 component in the solution. This will cause copper-rich plating, which will tarnish quickly.
Please click on the ‘Examples’ tab below for suggestions on how to minimise air contamination.

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HS Code: 3824 99 70

Our Rose Gold Brush Plating Solution doesn’t have to be mixed beforehand, making it more convenient to use. To make a stronger shade of rose gold, mix in some of our Rose Gold Mixer and to soften the shade mix in some of our Gold Whitener or Green Gold Mixer
Please see our rose gold brush plating guide in our Electroplating manual by clicking HERE
Can also be used with both of our plating pens.

Because this Rose Gold Brush/Pen Plating Solution (18 Karat) 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, squeezing out the excess air at the top of the bottle or drawing up and storing your solution in one of our syringes, which can be purchased HERE.

Rose gold brush plating on silver

Our Rose Gold Brush Plating Solution creates a stunning shade of 18 karat rose gold. Because you don't need to pre-mix it, it can prove a more economical and time-saving choice over our Rose Gold Mixer and K-Gold solution.
This project demonstrates rose gold plating on to sterling silver using another money saving feature - our Short Swab. This swab is ideal for small, one-off plating jobs such as rings and earrings as it's about half the length of our Standard Swab and so soaks up considerable less plating solution.
This solution can also be used with both of our plating pens.
Please note, the LED Rectifier has now been discontinued and we recommend using the MF Rectifier Mk II in tank and brush mode.

What equipment and solution you will need to rose gold brush plate

Equipment; MF Rectifier Mk IIElectrode Handle, Carbon Electrode (2 volts) or Platinum Electrode (3 volts), Short Swab, Red Lead Short x 1, Red Lead (1.5 metre) x 1, Black Lead, Crocodile Clip x 2, Plating Baker 250ml, Mesh Electrode 250ml, Rinse Beaker, Rinse Bottle, Conductive Strip, Gold Plated Jigging Wire. Solutions; Rose Gold Brush Plating Solution (18kt) 100ml, Cleaner 250ml, MPU 100ml

Set up your equipment as shown in the picture. If you are using our MF Rectifier Mk II, please click HERE for instructions on setting it up for the tank cleaning part of the project, and HERE for the brush plating part of the project.

Make sure the two red leads connect both the cleaner beaker and the electrode handle to the MF Rectifier. Fashion a hook from your Gold Plated Jigging Wire to hold the item safely while it is hanging in the Cleaner. Fit a Carbon Electrode or a Platinum Electrode into your Electrode Handle and slip on your Short Swab.

 

Measuring out the Rose Gold Brush Plating Solution

Measure out 2ml of Rose Gold Brush Plating solution using your pipette and transfer it to a small beaker. This amount will be enough for the size of the ring we’re plating and is a suitable amount for the Short Swab.

Cleaning the silver ring; stage 1

Hook the ring on to the jigging wire and check that the rectifier is set to 3 – 4.5 volts.

Cleaning the silver ring; stage 2

First clean the surface of the ring thoroughly with our MPU using a clean tissue. There’s no need to rinse off the MPU before lowering the ring into the Cleaner. You will see bubbles immediately form as the Cleaner gets to work.

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Cleaning the silver ring; stage 3

After a minute or so, rinse off the Cleaner with the Rinse Bottle, first into the cleaner beaker and then into the rinse beaker.

Rose Gold Brush Plating 3 volts if using Platinum Electrode, 2 volts if using Carbon Electrode

Once the ring is thoroughly rinsed, fit the Conductor Strip into the crocodile clip on the black lead and then soak up the Rose Gold Brush Plating Solution with the Short Swab.

Grip the ring in the Crocodile Clip using the Conductor Strip to make electrical contact and start plating with  a regular, circular motion. Because you’re using the Short Swab and all of your solution is in the swab, you don’t need to be dipping the swab back in the solution. This helps you concentrate on getting an even layer of plate all over the surface of your item.

Keep plating for about five minutes, rinse as before and then finish with MPU to bring out the shine.

Finishing the rose gold ring

We recommend finishing the ring with MPU rather than our usual recommendation of MetaSeal as the rose gold is quite a hard layer and requires a greater cut, which MPU affords.

Pen Calculator

Gold Concentration 9.1g/l
Voltage Range (Platinum Electrode) 2.5 – 3.0 volts*
Voltage Range (Carbon Electrode) 2.0 – 2.5 volts*
Electrode Carbon
Alloy consistency (at mix ratio 1Mixer:10 K-Gold) 75% Gold, 25% Copper
Colour designation 5N
Temperature 20 – 25 °C
Plating Rate at (3.3 volts, carbon electrode) Approx. 0.5 microns per minute (max)
Hardness Hard: In excess of 250 – 300 Hv
Density of deposit 14.4 g/cm3
Stress Medium
Special storage requirements Away from sunlight
Shelf life 1-2 years (please refer to notes below)
Health and Safety classification Irritant
Special considerations None (cyanide-free)
Transport (UN number) None: Not classified as dangerous for transport

* The lower voltage range should be applied when using smaller swabs.

Notes:

  • Remove any existing layers of rose gold before plating.
  • Battery Pen Plater. Settings: 3 AAA cells with pointed Nib, Platinum Pen
    Electrode
  • Battery Pen Plater. Settings: 2 AAA cells  with Pointed Nib, Carbon
    Pen Electrode
  • Store in hermetically sealed container with lid firmly closed. Small
    volumes for day-day use should be stored in a stoppered syringe.
  • Higher voltages can be used with plating rates in excess of 3 microns
    per minute (spot).
    A lower voltage range is recommended when plating above 1 micron to prevent
    dullness and subsequent polishing.

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 £200
  • International orders usually 3-5 working days.

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You can access our MSDS by scanning the QR code which is on our product bottles.
Here is a video to show you how;