TRADE ONLY! Acquisition, possession or use by the general public is restricted, see "Restrictions"
Three bottle tester, tests for all carats of gold and also silver.
Each acid changes colour when applied to the metal, and the colour (and the speed of the reaction) will tell you if it is gold, and the carat. Also tests for silver.
This is the 'industry-standard' tester, clearest instructions, colour-reactions easy to see, even for the colour blind.
Each set includes a needle-file (to check for plating), a sample of copper (to see the reaction on 'base' metal), a magnet (gold and silver aren't magnetic), and a very clear instructions booklet - they all fit neatly into the box with the acids.
To read about various methods of testing gold click here to read the article.
Supplied in strong wooden box which contains the accessories and instructions (there is also a summary of the instructions fixed to lid). The instructions are very simple, there are even instructions for the colour blind, you don't have to distinguish between green, grey and brown.
This is THE 'industry standard' tester. The simplest (easy to use) set on the market. Strong wooden box for safety, accessories included, childproof bottles. We have been manufacturing this model since 1986.
Accessories: magnet, needle file, sample of 'base' metal (copper).
The first bottle tells you if the metal is not gold or 9ct or better than 9ct.
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)
The third bottle tests for silver (Sterling, 925 grade or 'continental' .800).
Each bottle contains enough fluid for 100 to 150 tests and has a shelf life of between one and two years (the 'use by' date is printed on each label). Each bottle is semi-transparent so that you can see how much fluid remains.
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
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.
Click here to read an article about PPE (personal protective equipment) for acids.
Click here to download the full technical COSHH data sheets, pdf (114 pages).
RESTRICTIONS ON 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) issued by the UK Home Office.
RESTRICTIONS ON SHIPPING
We cannot ship acids to any UK island. That includes the Western Isles, Shetlands, Orkneys, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland.
We cannot ship acids to offshore addresses in Europe (though we can ship to mainland Europe).
We cannot ship acids to addresses outside Europe.
All equipment and materials must be used in conjunction with the user's skill, knowledge and experience. Under no circumstances shall QUICKTEST be liable for direct or indirect loss sustained in connection with any item. It is your responsibility to regularly check equipment against known samples, to ensure that it is working correctly.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
are these bottles plastic or glass?
The complete sets come with plastic bottles.