G.S.P Stainless Steel Activator, 5 litre bottle

G.S.P Stainless Steel Activator

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Our G.S.P Stainless Steel Activator is required when plating over any steel surface, as it will remove the trace elements of oxide that build up on steel and prevent plating. The solution can be used for tank, brush, and pen plating, and will strip any oxides allowing for excellent adhesion of the gold plate. Occasionally, when tank plating, you may need to follow this process with our G.S.P 18K Gold Solution, as some grades of steel can be a little trickier to work with, although this is rare. Please contact us prior to purchasing if you are unsure.

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

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Overview of use

Instructions for use of:

G.S.P Stainless Steel Activator

Pen plating:

9 volts

Brush plating:

9 volts

Tank plating:

9 volts or 8 amps (whichever comes first)

Additional notes:

When brush plating, only 1 or 2 passes is needed but be thorough and do not miss any areas.

When tank plating, activate for 40 seconds, rinse and then follow immediately with a 1-minute electroclean.

This solution should be used on all types of steel.


Technical Specs


Plating prep chemical.


Used for preparing steels for plating.

Plating modes?

Pen, brush, tank

Does it require heating?


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


How much coverage per litre?


Part of Mirror Tech System?


Additional information:

Most effective when brush plated. For tank plating with steel, follow the use of G.S.P Stainless Steel Activator with a flash plate with G.S.P 18K Gold Plating Solution.

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

Phone: 01634 788385

Email: enquiries@gsplating.co.uk