When mixed with Copper Plating Solution, White Bronze Mixer produces a white plate that can serve as a tarnish-resistant decorative layer or a barrier layer when plating gold onto copper or its alloys. We do not recommend using white bronze on items with a complex shape or with recesses. Recommended electrode – carbon.
White Bronze Mixer
£14.05 – £22.43 + VAT
ShareSKU: N/A Category: Coloured Metal Mixers
|When mixed with our Copper Plating Solution to create white bronze, can be used as a replacement for nickel to comply with EU legislation and avoid nickel allergy||Plating any items that will be handled or otherwise come into regular contact with the skin, for example jewellery, lighters and musical instruments|
|Non-tarnish and silver-like in appearance||Can be used as a low-cost, tarnish resistant alternative to silver plate for example when repairing musical instruments or up-cycling silver plated antiques|
|Effective as a barrier layer||Can be used for plating on non-conductive surfaces; makes an excellent barrier layer between copper/brass and gold – ideal for plating on non-conductive surfaces|
|Base coat||Plating an excellent undercoat for black chrome and when plating silver onto pewter, Britannia metal or other high-tin alloys.|
1 part Copper Plating Solution to 2 parts White Bronze Mixer – leave to stand for 15 minutes before using
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
|Plating Solution||Type of mixer and base solution||Ration of mixer||To base solution||Volts||How it’s used and tips on application||Electrode|
|White bronze||White Bronze Mixer/Copper Brush Plating Solution. Leave to stand for 15 minutes before using. Use within 24 hours.||2||1||3 – 3.5||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 sources; our Power, LED and Tank Plating Rectifiers.||Stainless Steel|
|Rose gold||Rose Gold Mixer/K-Gold||1 for an 18ct rose gold alloy and 2 for a 12ct rose gold alloy||10||2||Pre-plate a layer of gold using Gold Flash when plating on to stainless steel, nickel and nickel containing alloys. Suitable power sources; our LED and Tank Plating Rectifiers.||Carbon – 2 volts
Platinum – 3 volts
|Green gold||Green Gold Mixer/K-Gold||1 to 3 depending on shade||10||2||“||Carbon|
|A shade of gold that resembles freshly polished brass||Brass Effect Gold Mixer/K-Gold||1||10||2||Used to recreate the shade of freshly polished brass. Can be used to recreate some shades of Ormolu.||Carbon|
|Voltage range||3.6 – 3.8 volts|
|Alloy consistency||60% Copper, 40% Tin|
|Whiteness L* (CIE Lab measure)||71 – 73|
|Mixing ratio||1 part Copper Plating Solution: 2 parts White Bronze Mixer|
|Temperature||20 – 25 °C|
|Plating Rate at (3.5 volts, carbon electrode)||Approx. 1.5 microns per minute|
|Hardness||In excess of 530 Hv|
|Density of deposit||7.3 g/cm3|
|Special storage requirements||None|
|Shelf life||Over 2 years|
|Health and Safety classification||Irritant|
|Transport (UN number)||None: Not classified as dangerous for transport|
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