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Jul 21, 2019 - 6:34:21 PM
206 posts since 3/29/2018

SO, how much gold goes into a plating on a Granada style banjo...in grams....

...as a prospector and a banjo player, I'm especially curious. Any info or tips appreciated.

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 07/22/2019 04:41:35

Jul 22, 2019 - 4:55:50 AM

400 posts since 5/19/2018

Gold plate is usually just microns thick.

I am doubtful that the amount of gold on an entire Granada would even come up to 1/10th of a gram.

On my RB800, it’s so thin that slightly aggressive rubbing with a paper towel will wear through the gold plate to the base metal underneath.

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:01:14 AM

400 posts since 5/19/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Alvin Conder

Gold plate is usually just microns thick.

to give you an idea on how thick a micron is, one human hair is about 50 microns. 

Heavy gold plate is about 2.5 microns thick at most. 

I am doubtful that the amount of gold on an entire Granada would even come up to 1/100th  of a gram.

On my RB800, it’s so thin that slightly aggressive rubbing with a paper towel will wear through the gold plate to the base metal underneath.


Jul 30, 2019 - 3:00:04 AM

67 posts since 8/18/2017

That is interesting I’ve copper flashed my Granada style conversion and want to partially plate it with a brush kit distressed like. I wander how many I could do with a 100$ bottle of juice

Jul 30, 2019 - 3:38:17 PM

69 posts since 7/6/2019

Astro here's a handful of nuggets picked one morning on the Potato Patch claim near Liberty, WA.

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