Introduction: 24k Gold Plating

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24k gold plating

Step 1: Prepare

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We do our gold plating by a process called electroplating and we use the rack system to do every little piece. There are a few options when gold plating but we find this to be the best way for a durable and usable coating. The first step you will need to do is to disassemble every piece and prepare for dipping.

Step 2: Electrocleaning

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Step 3: Nickle Plating & Rinse

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with stainless steel you have to dip it in a nickle solution first so the gold will adhere properly

dip through two rinse mixes and place in the 24k gld

Step 4: Gold Plating & Rinse

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dip into the 24k gold mixed with 1% cobalt for hardness

set the timer & wait for gold to be electrically shocked onto the nickle finish-exact timing is crucial!

remove from gold solution inspect for coverage and place in rinse aid

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Step 6: Dry for Assembly

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blow dry and ready to assemble

Step 7: Finished Products

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john12692 (author)2017-10-21

You really didn't say how to gold plate things, you just outlined the steps. Also, why would you gold plate things that will experience wear ie knives especially the blades? I understand it looks cool when it is fresh but it isn't going to last very long...

TypeNameHere (author)john126922017-10-21

Their stuff isn't practical its more display knives. They don't even make blade upgrades anymore (except Damascus) they used to offer s30v upgrades for wave and surge.

Our gold plated products are actually used all the time. Check out our reviews on Amazon, that's an understandable concern for many people! I understand what you're saying though and yes our plating is a luxury item not for everybody. They are still very usable, it's not our intention to have them placed on a shelf. We believe in this process enough to provide our own 5 year warranty. Due to our agreement with Leatherman we aren't allowed to sale their blades anymore : (

txtoolcrafters (author)john126922017-10-23

We do electroplating and find it to be very durable and many people use the knives everyday! It will last many years and you can feel comfortable using it. All of our products come with a 5 year warranty. I am trying to add more detailed information to the steps. Is there anything in particular you wanted to know?

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