Gold filled metal can withstand a little 600 grit sanding, but not
too much in fact very little… be careful.
Firescale can be polished off no problem and you are taking the
It requires precision to get things aligned just so in order to
miminize the sanding steps with gold filled.
My experience is with repairing gold filled items. They require more
time and precision and are more problematic than solid alloys.
In many ways gold filled is false ecomony today. Solid 9ct gold is
more ecenomical to deal with than gold filled metal…9ct solid
gold will be far more productive and hold more value in the long
run. 14Ct is not much more expensive. Jump to 18ct and it’s a whole
No negatives intended, but gold filled is a very industrial process
compared to solid alloys.