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    I wondered why I did not remember this Instructable at all -- then I noticed my comment was from five years ago. I have no idea at all why I felt the need at that time, to make a comment about what was probably a mere typo. Perhaps I was in a bad mood for some reason. I am truly sorry I bothered you with it.As I said, "handy Instructable".

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  • Homemade gold-plating ( super simple )

    Well, then...You might have mentioned the acetone being used to degrease the item to be plated, as opposed to merely telling us to pour acetone in a glass and "shake it, baby". Wouldn't you agree? I wouldn't really expect that you had mined the gold yourself, either. You aren't buying flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, eggs, milk, etc., etc. and baking a 'homemade cake'. You are buying a prepackaged mix and telling your guests it's "homemade" -- not quite the same thing -- rather like someone who assembles commercial plastic kits and proclaims themselves a "model builder". But, all in all, it's a matter of little consequence except that you chose to waste time and verbiage on a lame analogy rather than actually answering my questions. Your reply is as cas...

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    Well, then...You might have mentioned the acetone being used to degrease the item to be plated, as opposed to merely telling us to pour acetone in a glass and "shake it, baby". Wouldn't you agree? I wouldn't really expect that you had mined the gold yourself, either. You aren't buying flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, eggs, milk, etc., etc. and baking a 'homemade cake'. You are buying a prepackaged mix and telling your guests it's "homemade" -- not quite the same thing -- rather like someone who assembles commercial plastic kits and proclaims themselves a "model builder". But, all in all, it's a matter of little consequence except that you chose to waste time and verbiage on a lame analogy rather than actually answering my questions. Your reply is as casually slap-dash and incomplete as the original Instructable. So, once again:Is there some specific reason for using a graphite electrode as opposed to simply hanging the bare wire in the electrolyte? Or would copper from a bare wire plate onto the anode, contaminating the gold plating? If so, wouldn't it then be useful to state that only the graphite cathode should be immersed in the electrolyte?And... When I asked where one might obtain (meaning "buy" or "purchase" if "obtain" was too oblique) prepared gold/acid electrolyte and what it might be expected to cost, I really expected something more informative than; "No one makes goldacid. You have to buy it."OK, now that we're both on the same page and agreeing one has to buy it... WHERE? and HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

    Well, then...You might have MENTIONED the acetone is used to degrease the item to be plated, as opposed to merely telling us to pour acetone in a glass and "shake it, baby". Wouldn't you agree? You aren't buying flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, eggs, milk, etc., etc., and baking a cake, you're buying a prepackaged mix and claiming you baked a "homemade" cake -- not quite the same thing -- rather like someone who assembles commercial plastic kits and proclaims themselves a "model builder". A matter of little consequence, in any case except that you conse to spend more time and verbiage on this irrelevancy than actually answering my questions.Your reply is as casually slap-dash and incomplete as the original Instructable. Once again:Is there some specific...

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    Well, then...You might have MENTIONED the acetone is used to degrease the item to be plated, as opposed to merely telling us to pour acetone in a glass and "shake it, baby". Wouldn't you agree? You aren't buying flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, eggs, milk, etc., etc., and baking a cake, you're buying a prepackaged mix and claiming you baked a "homemade" cake -- not quite the same thing -- rather like someone who assembles commercial plastic kits and proclaims themselves a "model builder". A matter of little consequence, in any case except that you conse to spend more time and verbiage on this irrelevancy than actually answering my questions.Your reply is as casually slap-dash and incomplete as the original Instructable. Once again:Is there some specific reason for using a graphite electrode as opposed to simply hanging the bare wire in the electrolyte? Would copper from a bare wire plate onto the anode, contaminating the gold plating? If so, wouldn't it be useful to state that only the graphite cathode should be immersed in the electrolyte?And... When I asked where one might obtain prepared gold/acid electrolyte and what it might be expected to cost, I really expected something more informative than; "No one makes goldacid. You have to buy it."

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  • lmaccaskill commented on redbadger132's instructable Refinishing A Gun Stock3 years ago
    Refinishing A Gun Stock

    My apologies for my thoughtless comment.

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  • Homemade gold-plating ( super simple )

    I'm left with a number of questions after reading this.What is the need for the graphite electrode(s)? Step #8: What is the purpose of the ("shaken, not stirred") acetone? You don't seem to use it for anything. Do you leave it in the glass and then add the electrolyte and distilled water or is the acetone merely used to clean the glass and then discarded? You don't mention the acetone again after you shake it up in the glass. What is the gold/acid electrolyte and where does one obtain it? And more to the point, what does it cost? Since you obviously purchased it pre-mixed, it seems a little misleading to have titled this "Homemade gold plating".

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