TRADE ONLY! Acquisition, possession or use by the general public is restricted, see "Restrictions"
Five bottle tester, tests for all carats of gold and also silver (identical to the QUICKTEST-3), plus a fourth bottle for white metals (identical to the 4th bottle the 4-bottle Troytest) PLUS a fifth bottle for testing low carat gold (e.g. 5ct to 8ct) and 9ct gold containing a lot of zinc.
Each acid changes colour when applied, and the colour (and the speed of the reaction) tells you what the metal is.
To view the instruction manual click here.
To read an article about testing precious metals
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 fifth bottle (known as the 'clear' bottle or 'low carat' bottle) tests for 5ct to 8ct, and also a rare alloy of 9ct that happens to contain a lot of zinc. It has a shelf life of up to1 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
Clear, , click here to play the video
- special test for 6ct to 8ct and high-zinc 9ct.
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.
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