Like everything else, I get obsessed with doing things myself. Based on a comment made by Kvom about gold plating my pin wheel on my clock I went to see a chap who could do it with his plating setup in his kitchen. Being impressed with the price for plating the whole thing but seeing his home setup, the thoughts started creeping in...you know the ones...."I can do that myself and I can do it better" !!!
So only a quick google had me viewing kits and such on tonnes of sites. I found very little info on comments made by people who are actually gold plating. Talking numbers now, in truth the chap quotes me £140 to plate my entire clock, including 9" x 12" backplate which I thought was amazing...I was expecting a figure more than £340+!! A half decent looking kit starts at £200 and a chap is selling one near where I live, second hand but seemingly unused for £200 with extra solutions (which are quite pricey). The chap who I went to see was having excellent results and yet the photos of the kits I have seen look very similar to the sort of thing he was using!
Now before I dive in head first as I often do, has anyone by any chance got any experience with a gold plating kit?
I believe the kit sold second hand will allow gold, silver, brass and nickle plating!
Any opinions would be welcome...