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Do you have any resources on how to produce a gold mirror? It is sometimes called
"Angel Gilding
". I was hoping someone had an old formula for it. Thank you,

Otto Carter

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Mon, 14/01/2002 - 04:37

Reply to [B]Otto[/B]:

> Do you have any resources on how to produce a gold mirror? It is sometimes called
"Angel Gilding
". I was hoping someone had an old formula for it. Thank you,
>
> Otto Carter
>
>

Dear Otto Carter:

I'm a expert in silver mirror production, but I have kept this gold mirror formula for many years. Unfortunatly I didn't use it and I don't kwow if it is good.

Solution A: distilled water: 80 cc
gold chlorine (50-51%): 3 g
Solution B: distilled water: 80 cc
sodium carbonate, cryst: 8 g
Solution C: distilles water: 80 cc
formaldehyde (40%): 4 cc

For gilding, equal parts of the three solutions are mixed and diluted with distilled water to a concentration depending on the method of application. If poured on a glass and allowed to stand for twenty minutes, the gold solution should have a metal concentration of about 0.2% that is of the same order of manitude as that of most silvering solutions. The temperature required is 25

Sarah King
Thu, 16/09/2004 - 15:19

Otto,

We produce tin and gold solutions for Angel Gilding and we would be happy to supply them to you. Our formula is not the same as Otto's and we find that it is not as sensitive to temperature variations as other formulas. You can read about our system at www.stainedglassltd.com or e-mail us if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Sarah King

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