G.S.P Prodigy 1.0 Electroforming / Electroplating Kit
The G.S.P Prodigy 1.0 Electroforming / Electroplating Kit, is our smallest (1 litre) set-up from the Prodigy range. It comes with all chemicals required to deal with all metal and non-conductive surfaces. The kit is an excellent choice for jewellers as a 1 litre tank size is generally accommodating for all types of jewellery. The kit can plate onto a variety of surfaces such as plastic e.g. golf balls / tees, 3D printed surfaces, wood, and other organic materials such as leaves, stones and flowers. The options are almost limitless and allow for elite creativity, our clients have included film studios who have used our kits for the creation of props.
Of course, this kit is also perfect for general electroplating, suiting those that simply wish to plate existing metal items in a range of different finishes.
This kit contains:
10A SmartAmp Plating Machine
1 litre G.S.P 24K Tank Gold Solution
1 litre G.S.P Electroforming Copper with Mirror-Tech System
1 litre G.S.P Nickel Plating Solution with Mirror Tech System
1 litre G.S.P Electrocleaner
1 litre G.S.P Nickel Activator
1 litre G.S.P Stainless Steel Activator
1 litre G.S.P Chrome Stripper
1 litre G.S.P AllyCu Solution
1 litre G.S.P Anodise Stripper
1 litre G.S.P Copper Strike
50ml Copper Brightener Part A
50ml Copper Brightener Part B
400ml Copper Electroforming Spray Paint
100ml G.S.P Compound Polish
100ml G.S.P Gold Polish
4 x 1 litre tanks
2 x PDO Copper Flat Anodes + Anode Bags
1 x Nickel Anodes + Anode Bag
4 x Stainless Steel Anodes
4 x Brush Plating Probes
1 x Tank heater
1 x Tank Agitator
1 x Bus-bar
6 x Chemical Resistant Brush Plating Pots
1 x box Vinyl Safety Gloves
1 x pair of safety goggles
1 x black plating lead
3 x red plating leads
2 x Copper Rigging Wire
1 x Large bundle of swabbing (for brush plating)
4 x Plating Trays
Pack of plating nibs (for brush plating probes)
Full instruction manuals (including tutorial)
6 x practice pieces (for use in conjunction with tutorial)
5 Point Package of Support
Overview of use
Full detailed instructions are supplied with this kit.
Here is a general overview of the electroforming process using plastic as an example:
Step 1: Spray paint the item with the supplied conductive paint.
Step 2: Rig the item to the copper wire.
Step 3: Lower into electroforming tank having calculated the surface area. (link to article and video)
Step 4: After 3 to 6 hours, remove the item from the tank. Item will be mirror shiny. Now rinse the item.
Step 5: Lower into the nickel tank for 2-5 minutes and rinse.
Step 6: Lower into gold tank for between 2-4 minutes then rinse.
Click to see full-length tutorial here.
For details on tank plating all metals see How to Plate Various Metals.
Name of kit:
G.S.P Prodigy 1.0 Electroforming / Electroplating Kit (1 litre)
Which machine is supplied in this kit?
10A SmartAmp Plating Machine: 10-amp machine with integrated plating technology.
What is the maximum amp output of the supplied machine?
Pen, brush, tank
Mirror Tech capabilities:
This kit comes contains a complete Mirror Tech system.
Is this kit compatible with all Gold Solutions Plating chemicals / solutions?
Yes, additional / alternative precious metal finishes can be purchased separately.
Does this kit come with the G.S.P 5 Point Support Package?
This kit contains chemicals which are classed as hazardous, always wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensure that you read and follow the supplied SDS sheets for each chemical for details on how to stay safe.