Midas Bright Acid Copper Plating Solution, Acid-Based
Item Number: 335001
Use this full-strength solution to fill minor casting porosity or as an undercoat when you need a thicker deposition. Use with copper anode.
2013 Tools and Equipment Catalog p.537
please note: This solution is acid-based.
How To Choose the Plating Solutions You Need
Not all solutions of the same color are created the same. Here's a tip on how to interpret the information on each solution to help select exactly the one that's right for your application.
The precious-metal content in a solution is an important factor in choosing the right plating solution. Rio provides the pennyweight (dwt.) or gram (g) content of the metal in each of our MIDAS® solutions for you to see. For example, one MIDAS 24K yellow gold plating solution contains .39g (1/4 dwt.) of gold per 1-oz. bottle while another contains .8g (1/2 dwt.) per 1-oz. bottle, a higher concentration. Use this information when comparing solutions for the best buying decision for your particular application.
How To Use Midas Bright Acid Copper Plating Solution
This solution will not adhere directly over steel, stainless steel, or alloys of tin and lead. Brighteners are included in this solution and brightness can be maintained using Replenisher. The copper deposit can also be polished. This solution is provided full strength and ready to use. Use at room temperature.
CONTAINS ACID! May cause eye, skin and respiratory tract irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Use proper safety equipment when handling. Wash thoroughly after use. Keep in tightly closed container. Keep out of reach of children. Please read MSDS.
EYE CONTANCT: Flush eyes with large amounts of water for 15 minutes, holding eyelids open. Seek medical attention.
SKIN CONTACT: Wash area thoroughly with soap and water. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
INHALATION: Remove victim to fresh air. Restore breathing if necessary. Seek medical attention.
INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING! Have victim drink 8-10 ounces of water to dilute the material in the stomach. Seek medical attention immediately.
All metal parts must be properly cleaned and activated before copper plating. Metals require a strike before plating. Please see the “Midas Plating Guide" for strike instructions.
Pour desired amount into a Pyrex beaker.
Attach positive (+) lead to a pure copper anode and immerse in solution.
Turn on rectifier and operate between 1 and 2 volts.
Using a copper handling wire, attach properly prepared workpiece to negative (-) lead and immerse it in solution, agitating gently.
Adjust rectifier if necessary to produce a bright deposit.
When finished, rinse in distilled water.