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  • novenarosary
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    Plug n Plate Gold over Sterling

    Hello.
    I'm an experienced rosary artisan, but novice plater. I wanted to get that same "vermeil" look that I order my parts in, and purchased the plug n plate gold kit.

    For what I understood, all I had to do was clean it very well, and then plate away. That isn't the case. I cleaned it with sterling silver cleaner, removing all oxidized matter on it, then washed with with warm water and dried it. I followed the instructions that came with the plate system completely, and the gold has a parts with a greenish copper-patina look to it. Reading my Rio Grande catalog, it said you should always nickel plate sterling silver before plating with any type of gold to stop copper color migration, which sterling contains copper. Does this mean I need to purchase the nickel plating kit as well, or what is the deal? Also, the gold is too orangy for my other items, and I was wondering if caswell carries a 14k or 18k gold solution for the plug n plate, or if it's possible to use other brand solutions with the kit I purchased. Obviously, I'm very new, but I'm trying to do my homework.

    Any detailed instructions on this matter would be greatly appreciated, or feel free to email me directly at [email protected] . Please no spammers, though.

    Thanks.

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  • duke
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    thanks bill, i will be doing some sterling silver items soon, or i will be in trouble with " she who must be obeyed"
    you saved me a lot of work.

    cheers

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  • bhhodges
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    i dont use stainless steel activator on sterling silver. i have done several of my wifes sterling items with fastgold.


    bill

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  • duke
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    hmmm. i thought you had to use s/steel activator. which caswell has.

    cheers

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  • thediachateau
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    Thanks so much!

    Hi,

    Thanks much for the advice!

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  • bhhodges
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    clean them well then plate away , gold will be fine over sterling silver.


    bill

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  • thediachateau
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    Thanks!

    Hi,

    I am interested in gold-plating some sterling silver rings I have. Can the rings be plated as is or do I need to use some type of "primer" first?

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  • bhhodges
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    gold plating silver

    the best way would be to buy some of caswells gold tank plating solution. i use the fastgold brush plating soultion myself. tank plating is a lot less lobor intensive than any type of brush plating and they both have their pluses and minuses.

    what type items are you looking to gold plate??


    bill

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  • thediachateau
    started a topic Gold Plating Sterling Silver Jewelry

    Gold Plating Sterling Silver Jewelry

    Hi,

    I am a novice at plating and I am curious as to what is the best way to Gold Plate Sterling Siver Jewelry Items.

    Thanks!
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