Just to really confuse the issue… I put Kum boo on before
soldering, forming, roller printing etc. Very occasionally I might
put it on after the findings etc have been soldered. I find that by
putting it on before hand, allows me more flexibilty in the end
design, and I am not so hung up that I am going to spoil a finished
piece. I am aware that tradition is to put the gold on last, however
I used to make spiculum forms, and it was very difficult to put the
gold on a rolling piece that would never stand still! I have even put
the gold on a flat piece of metal and then raised it.
Necessity is the mother of invention and new ideas!!
Felicity in West Oz, where the blue skies always shine.