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Experience with cyanide-free gold-plating?


#1

Hi folks! 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 oldfashioned plating? Is it strong enough? Im planning to buy a system for plating national costume silver. And for sure, I would love to not have the cyanids! 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 Im still not
wise…

Lise
http://www.justliss.com
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#2
        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? 

Close enough…

    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.

mbstevens


#3

used a few brands of the cyanide-free products and none of them
really work like you would hope. The closest comes from Dalmar in
Florida. The results are ok. However, for jewelry, again from my
experience, I will only use the cyanide based stuff. I know it is
dangerous, but if you are careful, perhaps it is well worth the
caution.

Fr. Alexis Duncan