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Need for info. about gold plating


Hello everybody out there. I am a goldsmith and want to start plating gold . Now my question is, is there anybody who can send me information about Gold plating, Silver plating, rhodium plating?

Thanks in advance

paul hartman
Lochem, the netherlands


Mr. Hartman:

Some readers object when I say this, but plating is a subject with so many facets, including pollution control, hazardous waste disposal, operator safety issues, etc., that it may be inappropriate to start with formulas and recipes. Instead, you might read some journals, browse through some books, probably attend some professional society meetings and seminars, perhaps take a training course, and possibly retain a consultant to understand the implications before you involve yourself with electroplating. Good luck!

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Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey


Dear sir:

I want some information about coatings on gold and silver especially rhodium on them.

Please guide me.

Pooria Ziaee
- Iran


Rhodium is a precious metal--a very precious metal far more expensive than gold--that offers a beautiful tarnish-free chrome-like look. Rhodium is exceptionally hard, so it has functional use in electronic contacts and similar applications as well. One of the biggest uses seems to be that it is plated on white-gold jewelry to give it a truly white look.

Ted Mooney,
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Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

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