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Palladium plating solution


#1

Hi Everyone,

I am new here but have already learned a vast amount of information
from the Orchid archive. :slight_smile:

I would like to get some help with palladium plating. I am trying to
get my factory to experiment with this and have bought the midas
palladium plating solution and midas guide to plating.

Neither products have instructions like suggested bath temperatures
or voltages for palladium solution. I think the guide I bought was a
"revised" version, so if anyone has an older version of the guide,
can you check for me please? maybe they are phasing out this product?
i couldn’t find an alternative supplier for this product besides the
midas solution. by the way, we are plating this over sterling silver.

thanks in advance for the help!

Teddy Wu
Talent Jewelry Mfg, LLC


#2
I am trying to get my factory to experiment with this and have
bought the midas palladium plating solution and midas guide to
plating. Neither products have instructions like suggested bath
temperatures or voltages for palladium solution. 

Dear Teddy,

You will find on page 17 of the Midas Plating Guide the instructions
for this solution.

-Use at 120-140 f

-Use a platinized titanium anode on the positive lead
-operate at 1 to 3 volts

-Attach the work piece to the positive lead and immerse and agitate
mildly time in solution: 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

-water rinse acid dip and water rinse again.

Some other tips:

-Always preplate your sterling with nickel first.

-Use a high caret gold, platinum, stainless steel or freshly nickel
plated handling wire on your work piece.

-Use distilled water for the rinse water.

-Have dedicated rinse water for ALL solutions.

If you wish you may give me a call I’ll be happy to walk you through
the steps.

Thackeray Taylor
Rio Grande Technical Support
800-545-6566 ex 13903


#3
You will find on page 17 of the Midas Plating Guide the
instructions for this solution. 

Hi Thackeray,

I really think I have a different version of the guide than the one
you describe. On my page 17, it only shows instructions for
"Platinum" and “Flat Black” solutions. I do not find instructions for
Palladium anywhere in the book. Maybe this is a mistake on the
"revised" edition…

But thank you very much for listing the data I need. I also wouldn’t
mind getting any other info that may have been included in that
version which deals with palladium. :wink:

Teddy Wu
Talent Jewelry Mfg, LLC


#4

I have some on plating gold and silver that as always
would be willing to share with any one…

Andy " The Tool Guy" Kroungold
Tool Sales / Technical
Stuller Inc
Phone 800-877-7777 ext. 94194
Fax 337-262-7791


#5
I really think I have a different version of the guide than the
one you describe. On my page 17, it only shows instructions for
"Platinum" and "Flat Black" solutions. I do not find instructions
for Palladium anywhere in the book. Maybe this is a mistake on the
"revised" edition... 

Teddy,

Sounds like an older version of the plating guide. The latest
revision was in 2002 and has a large gold coin on the cover. If
memory serves me right we didn’t have the palladium instructions
till this newest issue.

I sent pretty much all the info you’ll need besides all the other
principals of plating but you can find those in your current guide.
However you can pop me an e-mail or give me a call anytime for
whatever reason and I’ll get you taken care of.

All the best!

Thackeray Taylor
Rio Grande Technical Support.
800-545-6566 ex 13903
@Thackeray_Taylor


#6
Sounds like an older version of the plating guide.The latest
revision  was in 2002 and has a large gold coin on the  cover. If
memory serves me right we didn't have the palladium instructions
till this newest issue. 

hmm… I just ordered the guide from you guys last week… inventory
sticker says “revised”… cover has large gold coin… backcover
says copyright 2002… no palladium instructions… your customer is
starting to feel like a … it’s getting late… will call you
for the “right” version tomorrow.

Teddy Wu
Talent Jewelry Mfg, LLC


#7

Hello,

I was just wondering if someone could give me some examples of why
you’d wish to plate with Palladium, as opposed to Platinum or
something else. Thanks,

Brian Barrett


#8

Hi Andy,

I have some on plating gold and silver that as always
would be willing to share with any one. 

I would love to see the plating you mentioned. We seem to
be plating more pieces for customers lately and any info on doing it
better is greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Lynn Stauber


#9
hmm.. I just ordered the guide from you guys last week...
inventory sticker says "revised"... cover has large gold coin...
backcover says copyright 2002... no palladium instructions... your
customer is starting to feel like a <snip>... it's getting late...
will call you for the "right" version tomorrow. 

Teddy,

Wow, I must apologize. After receiving your e-mail I was thinking
"something’s not right", so I checked our current stock and I was
right. Somehow during our last printing our local printer printed an
older version of the guide using the new cover. Not that the
is bad or inaccurate, it just omitted some new
such as the palladium info. It also shows the older
rectifiers, ones we no longer carry. I will get a new one sent to
you as soon as we get our next supply, which luckily will be very
soon. And yes we checked to make sure it is the newest version.

If anyone else has very recently purchased a Midas Plating Guide
from us please check on page 17 to see if there are instructions for
the palladium solution. If it doesn’t then contact me and I’ll make
sure to get you the right one ASAP.

Again, my sincerest apologies for the mix-up.

Thackeray Taylor
Rio Grande Technical Support


#10

This is what service is all about! I love what ya’ll are doing. No
dodging, ducking, or deception…there was a mistake and we are
going to fix it…now. I love dealing with a company that goes the
extra mile for me. Thank you, all of the Rio team.

Bill Churlik
@Bill_Churlik
www.earthspeakarts.com