Nontoxic gold plating, sounds too good to be true. Have
you people tried this? What is your experiences? Does it work, does
it look like old fashioned plating?
Is it strong enough?
I was satisfied with the results.
I`m planning to buy a system for plating national costume
silver. And for sure, I would love to not have the cyanids!
The non-cyanide liquids I own are still toxic -- I wear eye
protection, gloves, and apron to protect from exposure to strong
acids. Good ventilation is needed. It's really quite easy to
splash yourself with all the moving of the pieces from one liquid to
another, pouring the liquids into beakers, etc. And you still have to
keep kids and animals out of the area.
For gold, silver and cleaning! If its good enough... Which
system works well at a reasonable price both to use and to buy? I
have been surfing around, but I`m still not wise.....
Mine are from Rio, and they work. But it's such a production that
I've stopped using them (and, plating doesn't actually go with my
recent work, anyway). If you can devote time for special plating
days, I'd say go for it. It takes more time than I had imagined;
you're constantly having to run back to the table to make a transfer
of the pieces from one solution to the other. You're not going to be
able to do a lot of pieces with a small system, of course, unless
you have a lot of time.