The Basics of Gold Plating Guns

What is Gold plating gun? Perhaps, some of you wonder if it is possible. Well, now you can dress up or personalize your firearm. Recently, there are several service providers that can offer you a gold plating gun.

Gold plating gun has been surrounding for some time but it’s not too long ago that become famous. As we know, there are gun owners and collectors that love to dress up their guns. And elites are not just the only people that can afford it. So if you are planning to gold plating your gun, try assessing these following questions below.

1.   What is your gun made of?

Guns can be made of zinc alloys, plastic, steel aluminum, steel or any of these combinations. Gold plating your gun differs which depends on the surface material of your firearm.

For example, if the gun is covered with a dark finish, make sure to remove the finish to get into the bare steel and gold plated it. Another thing is some gun owners cover their steel guns with nickel before applying gold. This helps when the gold plating disappears, the steel still guarded by the nickel barrier.

If the gun is made of aluminum, you can’t gold plate it directly onto the surface. So, you have to do is take your gun to a professional gun maker or someone who can do the job. Just take note, choose someone that specializing in bah plating to give a bright nickel finish. Once the nickel finish was put you can follow the gold plating.

2.  Which Gold Plating methods are best?

In gold plating, there are several techniques but the two primary methods are stand out. And these are the bath and brush plating. Let’s dig up their advantages and disadvantages for each.

BRUSH PLATING

Advantages:

•It has a lower initial cost which is half of the bath plating
•Works for guns of any size
•Allows localized plating if you only want a specific area of your gun

Disadvantages:

•You have no control of the thickness of the gold plating
•Time-consuming
•Difficult to apply evenly

BATH PLATING

Advantages:

•Allows putting an entire item or multiple items in a breaker for coating
•Faster than brush plating
•Easy to apply evenly
•Plating can “throw” into nooks and crannies

Disadvantages:

•Doesn’t allow plating for specific gun parts
•Doesn’t allow for coating the items, too large to fit into the breaker

So, find a professional that can do the job. Look someone that has personal service and with integrity.

The Basics of Gold Plating Guns

The Basics of Gold Plating Guns

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