Thank you very much for your detailed response! It is a shame that
the fire gilding is no longer possible to do, as it creates very
unique and beautiful results! I will definitely look into the
barrier chemical, and electro plating/ gilting that you discussed. I
looked in my tool catalogs in the plating section and there are a
few laquer masks available. Would this be the barrier you are
Thank you once again for your words of wisdom!