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Offline Nidri

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Re-doing or removing gold plating.
« on: March 18, 2017, 01:38:06 PM »
So I have this old EAD DAC and as can be seen, the plating was polished at some point in the past.
Which makes it look a little less than pretty.
The engraved branding is still intact though.

print screen

I could either have it re-plated OR is there a way to strip the gold plating and go black instead?
In which case I'd want to have the ingraved writing filled in with white ink.
Afaik the material used is brass.

Which is the smartest way to go (I would prefer black but don't know if it'll be worth the cost if possible)?

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Re: Re-doing or removing gold plating.
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 07:23:23 AM »
No one have an opinion on this?

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Re: Re-doing or removing gold plating.
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 07:26:49 AM »
If it's brass take the front panel off and polish the hell out of it to bring back the gold look.

Otherwise if you want black you'll have to electroplate it if it's real metal or paint it if it's not.
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Re: Re-doing or removing gold plating.
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 07:47:04 AM »
No one have an opinion on this?


Live with it as is for a few months.  If it's still your thing in a while, then go through the proper effort. 







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Re: Re-doing or removing gold plating.
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 10:25:53 PM »
Live with it as is for a few months.  If it's still your thing in a while, then go through the proper effort.

Haha. You know me too well G.