G.S.P 18K Gold Plating Solution, 1 litre bottle
  • Gold wedding ring electroplated in 18k gold solution
  • G.S.P 18K Gold Plating Solution, 1 litre bottle

G.S.P 18K Gold Plating Solution (Gold Strike)

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Our G.S.P 18K Gold Plating Solution produces a slightly lighter tone of yellow and a harder wearing surface, which is a common request for plating on jewellery. 18K Gold is also a popular choice for gold plating watches.

This solution is suitable for tank plating, brush plating, and pen plating, and contains 4 grams of gold per litre. It can be plated to over 10 microns, and is an ideal choice for plating to vermeil thickness of 2.5 microns or more. The deposited finish produces a hard-wearing, long-lasting plate.

The main use of this solution is to act as a flash gold strike over stainless and non stainless steels, to allow for easy and full adhesion of 24K Gold or other finishes.

For optimum performance, use with our G.S.P Brush Plating Probes or 316 Stainless Steel Flat Tank Plating Anodes.


All of our gold plating solutions contain ethically mined gold and certification can be provided upon request.


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Overview of use

Instructions for use of:

G.S.P 18K Gold Plating Solution

Pen plating:

6 volts

Brush plating:

3-9 volts

Tank plating:

0.008 amps per cm2

Additional notes:

Used as a pre-plate over all types of steels when tank plating. With non stainless steels, it seals and prevents formation of rust under the plating when followed by a nickel plate.

Brush plating at 3-9 volts can affect the shade - a higher voltage leads to a lighter shade. When brush plating, probe must be moved quickly, no slower than 3 swipes per second.

When tank plating, sway item continuously or use air agitation directly under the item that is being plated.

Technical Specs


18K gold plating solution which plates to a lighter tone than 24K gold.


Strike for plating over steels / decorative finish. 

Plating modes?

Brush plating, tank plating, pen plating

Does it require heating?


Is it suitable for use with G.S.P Brush Plating Probes?


How much coverage per litre?

1966cm2 per litre (based on 1 micron thickness)

Part of Mirror Tech System?


Additional information:

Also used as a flash for tank plating over stainless steel.

Safety information:

This chemical is classed as hazardous, always wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensure that you read and follow the Safety Data Sheet supplied for details on how to stay safe.

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Contact Us

Gold Solutions Plating
Unit 3, Pier Road Ind. Estate
Pier Approach Road
Kent  ME7 1RZ

Phone: 01634 788385

Email: enquiries@gsplating.co.uk