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Midas Palladium solution


#1

Wondering if anyone has much experiance with Midas Palladium
solution. Trying to improve the color of out platings. Attempting to
switch to palladium from rhodium given how much more rhodium solution
costs these days. However, the platings keep comming out more
yellowish then I would like. Any thoughts, feedback etc?

Ryan Cazier


#2
Wondering if anyone has much experiance with Midas Palladium
solution. Trying to improve the color of out platings. Attempting
to switch to palladium from rhodium given how much more rhodium
solution costs these days. However, the platings keep comming out
more yellowish then I would like. Any thoughts, feedback etc? 

The main thing when plating is to make sure that you have cleaned
the items properly. Following all steps to properly clean the metal
before plating is essential. Make sure that your solution is between
120F and 140F. Lower voltage usually works better. 1 volt will give
a brighter plate than 3 volts. Most people will steam plate and
rinse. The following steps will give a brighter plate.

Ultrasonic and or steam clean
electro clean the piece
rinse in distilled water
acid dip
rinse in new distilled water
plate
rinse in distilled water
acid dip and rinse again.

The last acid dip should brighten up the plating process and leave a
better finish.

I hope this helps

Phillip Scott G.G.
Technical Support & Sales
Rio Grande
1-800-545-6566