Acid based plating solution plates a very dark gray (anthracite) color, almost black. Can be used alone or as a contrast color on both yellow and white metals.
For bath plating only, cannot be used for pen plating.
4 oz. bottle has 100 ml of solution containing 2 grams of Ruthenium. To make a 1 liter bath, stir contents of bottle into 800 ml deionized water.
Umicore Black Ruthenium can be plated directly over gold, gold plate, silver, platinum, and palladium. When plating over non-precious metals, plate the item with gold prior to using Black Ruthenium.
|| Platinized Titanium
| Beaker Type:
||Acid-resistant plastic (polypropylene) required
|| 65° C (150° F)
| Max. Thickness:
|| 0.3 microns
|| 750 - 850 HV
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| Post Treatment:
||Distilled water rinse followed by sodium hydroxide rinse to prevent spots and brownish or bluish film on the parts. An alkaline cleaner such as Supra Galvex may be used instead of sodium hydroxide.