The plating pens and brushes included in the Gold Brush Plating Kit are manufactured to our own design. The kit includes fine and detailed plating pens as well as the larger area standard brush. Spare nibs and foam heads are included in the kit and are available on line. Used with a metallic paint spray, this kit is ideal for plating non-metallic items (Baby's first shoes are popular items for plating). The kit contains plating electrolyte, degreaser and an etch pickle.
You cannot plate if the item has grease on the surface. Wear the rubber gloves to prevent grease. The power supply has a voltage adjustment. Set it to between 4.5 and 7.5 volts.
Attach a plating brush or detail pen to the red terminal. Connect a crocodile clip to the black terminal. With our gloves on we first have to degrease the item. Use the swab and the degreaser to clean the item. To test that the grease is gone, hold the item under a trickle of water.
If the water beads there is grease present on the surface. Rinse the item in clean water. Now activate the surface of the item with the etch pickle. Rub the item using the swab and etch pickle. Do this for a couple of minutes, then rinse the item.Now we can start plating. Take a small mug and fill it with hot water which we will use to raise the temperature. Pour some gold electrolyte into the small plastic cup. Grip the item with the crocodile lip dip the brush into the electrolyte and start "painting" the item. Do not hold the brush still in one position as this can mark the surface.
The brush should "fizz" while in contact. While "tank" plating you will see bubbles rising from the brush and the item being plated.
Within a few minutes you will have a good plating of gold on the item. Rinse and then using the jewellers rouge cloth in the kit, give the item a quick shine. Based on the commercial electroplating system we use for our own restoration projects, this kit gives professional results for the DIY enthusiast. We continually strive to improve our kits.
The kit you receive may vary slightly from the illustrations as we implement improvements. Although we've never had an accident, these kits contain some chemicals classed as dangerous goods (DG). We have staff, licensed to pack and send dangerous goods. We have contracts with specialist couriers able to transport parcels containing dangerous goods, both domestically and overseas. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog.This item is in the category "Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Garage Equipment & Tools\Other Garage Equipment & Tools". The seller is "classic-plating" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe.