G.S.P Troy Gold Brush Plating and Mini Tanking kit contents
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G.S.P Troy Gold Plating Kit for Brush Plating and Mini Tanking

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The G.S.P Troy Gold Plating Kit is an ideal mid-range kit for those who wish to be able to brush plate objects up to the size of a standard kettle. It is also perfect for successfully mini-tanking smaller individual items up to the size of a coin, a very advantageous approach, as you can ensure even coverage across the item and can complete the job much more quickly. 

The kit comes complete with enough chemicals to work on a wide variety of metals, and is portable and versatile, allowing you to plate a range of items brought to you or in situ. Examples include plating car badges that are still on the car, taps that are still installed, along with other kitchen and bathroom fittings and other items that are fixed in place. If you repair / refurbish handbags, this kit will allow you to plate a range of handbag hardware such as clasps, badges and more in a luxurious gold plated finish.

You can also plate a variety of small jewellery* items such as rings, pendants, and trinkets.

The G.S.P Troy contains the small but powerful 2.25A Portable Plating Plug, which will allow you to plate with all available plating solutions, including rhodium and platinum. Because this kit allows you to brush plate, pen plate, and mini tank, it is incredibly adaptable and offers you the ability to get a variety of jobs done.

When over plating certain metals such as copper, silver, or brass, you will benefit from the inclusion of nickel and copper in this kit, the use of which will enhance the lifespan of your chosen finish by preventing migration, ensuring a thorough job.

If you are looking for an accessible and cost-efficient kit centred around brush-plating and mini-tanking, the G.S.P Troy Gold Plating Kit is a great choice. The kit comes as standard with 100ml G.S.P 24K Gold Solution and 100ml G.S.P Silver Solution. If you prefer to plate in an alternative precious metal finish, the kit comes in other variations - please see our other listings.

Your kit also comes complete with our 5 Point Support Package.


Please note: if you are looking to tank plate larger items, plate onto aluminium, mild steel, or plate onto non-conductive surfaces such as plastic, please see the products listed in the G.S.P Recruit / G.S.P Prodigy range.

*If you have items made of copper, silver or brass which are intended to be worn as jewellery, then you will need to additionally purchase palladium plating solution to prevent migration, since nickel cannot be used in jewellery due to the potential of allergies.

Contents Listing

This kit contains:

2.25A Portable Plating Plug

100ml G.S.P 24K Brush Plating Gold

100ml G.S.P Silver Plating Solution

100ml G.S.P Nickel Plating Solution

100ml G.S.P Copper Strike Solution

1 litre G.S.P Electrocleaner

1 litre G.S.P Chrome Stripper

1 litre G.S.P Nickel Activator

1 litre G.S.P Stainless Steel Activator

100ml G.S.P Compound Polish

100ml G.S.P Gold Polish

4 x Brush-Plating Probes

4 x Chemical Resistant Plating Pots

Wire wool

1 x pair of safety goggles

15 pairs of Vinyl Safety Gloves

1 x Large bundle of swabbing (for brush plating)

1 x Pack of plating nibs (for brush plating probes)

6 x practice pieces (for use with tutorial)

Instruction E-Manuals (including tutorial)

5 Point Package of Support

Overview of use

Full detailed instructions are supplied with this kit.

Brush Plating

Here is a brief overview of the brush plating process:

Step 1: Clean / polish the item to be plated.

Step 2: If the item is chrome plated, strip the chrome with G.S.P Chrome Stripper which takes between 1-15 minutes and then rinse. If the item is nickel or stainless steel, brush over with the appropriate activator for a few seconds and then rinse.

Step 3: Brush the gold or other metal solution of your choice over and over, building up thickness as you go. Do this for between 2-20 minutes depending on the size of the item and then rinse / dry.

Step 4: Rub G.S.P Gold Polish over the item and then wipe off to bring out the final shine.

Please note: You do not always apply precious metals directly over the original substrate, it depends on what that metal is.

Examples include - copper would need to be plated with G.S.P Nickel Plating Solution first, this would be followed by using G.S.P Nickel Activator, then the piece could be gold plated or plated in your chosen precious metal.

Brass would be plated with G.S.P Copper Strike, then with G.S.P Nickel Plating Solution, followed by G.S.P Nickel Activator and the piece could then be gold-plated or plated in your chosen precious metal.

To see a full breakdown of what steps to take with various substrates, please visit: How to Plate Different Metals.

Technical Specs

Name of kit: 

G.S.P Troy Gold Brush Plating / Mini Tanking Kit

Which plating machine is supplied in this kit?

2.25A Portable Plating Plug. This is a dial-operated, selectable voltage plating plug. 

Please note that this machine comes with a UK plug - to use in the US or other countries, all that is required is a plug converter - this will convert a UK 3 pin plug into a standard 2 pin mains plug. These are inexpensive and available in hardware stores / online. Your converter does NOT need to be a step up/step down adapter, just a regular converter that can be purchased, to take the US as an example, for around $8.

What is the maximum amp output of the supplied plating machine?

2.25 amps

Plating modes:

Pen, brush

Mirror Tech capabilities:


Is this kit compatible with all Gold Solutions Plating chemicals / solutions?

This kit is compatible with all chemicals / solutions with the exception of G.S.P Tank Gold Solution and G.S.P AllyCu Zincate Solution.

Does this kit come with the G.S.P 5 Point Support Package?


Additional information:

This kit cannot be used to plate over aluminium. Different finish options are available with this kit.

Safety information:

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 Safety Data Sheets for each chemical for details on how to stay safe.

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Unit 3, Pier Road Ind. Estate
Pier Approach Road
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