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Gold Plating with Cyanide solution

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« on: May 13, 2015, 02:27:41 pm »

It's pen plating, not vat plating, which means very small amounts of the solution is being used. Not a huge inhalation or splash hazard by any means. Yes, you'd want to wear safety glasses and gloves, which they do show in the video. No, you shouldn't use your kitchen table, if only because it's bad practice to do something like this on a place where you eat and put your hands. The gloves they're wearing in the video would be sufficient, since the plating solution isn't something that's going to eat through them.

The biggest danger I see here is if you were to get some of the solution on your hands and then touch your eyes or mouth. That wouldn't be nearly enough to hit the LD-50 level, but it could certainly irritate the area you touched. You should also never smoke while using chemical solutions, either.

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