0121 622 3386

paul@electroplatingcompany.co.uk

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Gold Plating

Gold Plating

Gold Electroplating

The Electroplating Company has been offering quality gold plating for nearly 30 years. We offer a high-quality service with guaranteed professional gold plated finishes. We offer the same guaranteed word for all jobs big or a small.

We have many contented customers who come back time after time for their gold plated finishes. This is down to our professional gold finishes and competitive pricing.

Based in Birmingham, West Midlands, we are ideally placed to offer gold-plate nationwide across the UK. So, if you’re looking for gold plating near me, why not enquire now:

Call us: 0121 622 3386 or email Paul: paul@electroplatingcompany.co.uk

Gold Plating Finishes

Gold is a much sort after aesthetic look. Electro-plated gold finishing is used for for both practical and decorative purposes.

Examples of items that can be gold plated include:

  • Jewellery (Gold plated rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches…etc.)
  • Candlesticks and ornaments
  • Signage
  • Antiques
  • Architectural hardware (Knockers, handles, plates, hinges etc.)
  • Electronics (connectors and circuit boards)
  • Cabinets
  • Car and motorcycle parts
  • Boat accessories
  • nuts and bolts

Advantages of Gold Plating

Gold plating is more affordable than solid gold. The base metal can be nickel, brass, silver, copper, steel or brass.  Pewter is not suitable for gold plating. A gold layer or plate is applied to the surface through the electroplating process. To qualify as gold plated the coated layer has to be at least 7 millionths of an inch thick.

The plating may rub off over time and the gold plating has to be reapplied. The thicker the layer of gold the longer it takes to wear off. Gold plating is ideal for a finish without the expense of pure gold. We can apply lacquering to your item to protect the finish, prevent tarnishing as well to add a decorative finish.

Gold plating can be applied for individual items and more economically for larger jobs. Ask us if you need a quote.

Preparation for plating

There is no preparation required by you for gold plating. Our expert platers will strip and polish your item before we apply the plating process.

Call us to get the right option for your gold electroplating job.

What is Gold Electroplating

Gold electroplating is a process where a thin layer of metal is applied to an item by immersing it in an electrolytic bath that contains gold metal salts. A direct electrical current (DC) is passed through the solution using a +ve anode and a -ve cathode. The negative diode is made up of the item to be gold-plated. The current means the metal ions are deposited onto the cathode forming a gold-metal coating on the item. The coating then forms part of the original workpiece.

If you want more information about the process involved, please get in touch.

Other metal finishes we offer include:

If you have an alternative metal finish in mind, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re bound to have seen it before.

Gold Plating Scooter Parts
Gold plated heart ring