TRADE ONLY! Acquisition, possession or use by the general public is restricted, see "Restrictions"
Four bottle tester, tests for all carats of gold and also silver (identical to the QUICKTEST-3), plus a fourth bottle for white metals (white gold, platinum, steel and palladium).
Each acid changes colour when applied, and the colour (and the speed of the reaction) tells you what the metal is.
To read about various methods of testing gold click here to read the article.
Troytest is the 'original' precious metal tester, invented in 1949. Quicktest bought Troytest in 2008.
Each bottle contains enough fluid for 100 to 150 tests (the 'use-by' date is printed on each label). Each bottle is transparent so that you can see how much fluid remains.
Accessories: steel needle file, powerful neodymium magnet, instructions booklet, chart (indicator disc), test-papers, polishing paper, copper sample. They all fit inside a secure (lockable) wooden box with the bottles.
The first bottle tells you if the metal is 9ct or not gold ('base' metal) or better than 9ct. It has a shelf life of 1 to 2 years (the date is printed on the bottle).
The second bottle tells you if the metal is 14ct, 18ct, 22ct or 24ct (and it's accurate enough to gauge 'in between' these readings). It has a shelf life of up to 2 years (the date is printed on the bottle).
The third bottle tests for silver (Sterling, 925 grade or 'continental' .800). It has a shelf life of up to 2 years (the date is printed on the bottle).
The fourth bottle (known as the 'green' bottle or the 'platinum' bottle) is for white metals so that you can distinguish white gold, platinum, Palladium and steel. It has a shelf life of about 1 year (the date is printed on the bottle).
The reactions are very clear, you don't have to distinguish between green, grey and brown.
Preparation, , click here to play the video
- good to see this if you have never used testing acids before.
Using the bottles, click here to play the video
- don't know what to do next?
Not gold, click here to play the video
- the reaction on non-gold
18ct, ! click here to play the video
White metals, cick here to play the video
- platinum and Palladium
Play all the videos at once, click here to play the video
The fluids are acid - you will need a steady hand and good eyesight; the bottles must be kept well away from children and stored upright in a cool place - if this is not possible DO NOT buy one of these.
Click here to download our 4-page plain-English guide to safety, pdf.
Or click here to download the full technical COSHH data sheets, pdf (114 pages).
RESTRICTIONS ON UK SALES
Buyers must be aged 18 or over.
Acid testers are supplied for business or professional use only, e.g. for buying, selling, valuing.
Acquisition, possession or use by the general public is restricted, if this product is for private or personal use you must send us a copy of your EPL (Explosives Precursors Licence) which you can get from the Home Office.
EXPORT IS AVAILABLE TO:
France (mainland only)
Greece (mainland only)
Italy (mainland only)
Norway (mainland only)
Portugal (excluding Azores and Madeira)
Spain (excluding Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla)
Sweden (mainland only)
If you have requested delivery to any other country, the order will be cancelled.
We send acids using a dangerous chemicals service with UPS, acids cannot be sent by Royal Mail. Nobody sends acids by Royal Mail - if you find otherwise, send us evidence and (once we have verified it) we will not charge you any postage at all on your next order of acids.
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