Silver can be plated directly over copper, brass, bronze, nickel, tin and lead alloys, steel and all precious metals.
Thoroughly clean your workpiece with electrocleaner and an acid dip before immersing it into plating solution.
Midas® silver pen plating solution is provided as a full-strength, ready-to-use solution.
Pour amount needed for use into Pyrex® beaker.
Use at room temperature.
Attach previously cleaned workpiece to negative (–) lead. Connect pen to positive (+) terminal of rectifier.
Immerse pen tip in solution for 1 to 2 minutes.
Turn on rectifier and operate at 1 to 4 volts.
Slowly brush the area to be plated using a wet (not dripping) pen tip. Replenish by dipping repeatedly into solution. Several passes over an area may be required to achieve desired results.
Water-rinse plated workpiece and dry with a soft cloth or paper towel. Do not allow plating solution to air dry on workpieces because spotting and streaking may result. If additional plating steps will be performed, do not dry workpiece between steps.
When plating job is completed, solution in beaker can be returned to storage bottle if it has not been contaminated.
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.