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Gold – Acid solution

Defect

Typical cause

Analysis to confirm cause

Remedy

Adhesion poor (directly after plating or in service)

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Colour of deposit incorrect

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Dull deposit

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Pitting

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Porous deposits

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Stressed deposit with cracking or exfoliating. (This is normally confirmed by graphic porosity testing that shows crack lines instead of individual pore sites)

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Thickness of deposit low (accompanied by excessive plating voltage)

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Thickness of deposit low  (low cathode efficiency)

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Wear resistance poor

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