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Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel

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SUMMARY TRADE ONLY! Anyone over the age of 18 may buy acids for testing precious metals as part of their trade / business / profession (e.g. retail jewellers, antiques shop, auction house, pawnbrokers). See "Restrictions" for more information.  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 download the instruction manual click here. To read about various methods of testing gold click here to read the article. DETAIL 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.   VIDEOS 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 - can't get the lid off? - don't know what to do next? Not gold, click here to play the video - the reaction on non-gold 9ct, click here to play the video - testing non-gold / 9ct. click here to play the video 18ct, ! click here to play the video White metals, click here to play the video - don't be caught out, steel can seem like 18ct white gold - platinum and Palladium - silver Play all the videos at once, click here to play the video RESTRICTIONS RESTRICTIONS ON SALES Anyone over the age of 18 may buy acids for testing precious metals as part of their trade / business / profession. That includes organisations, large companies, small businesses, individual traders working from home, even collectors who trade by buying  and selling. If  none of the above apply, you will need an EPP licence from the Home Office. This is because acids can be used for making explosives. RESTRICTIONS ON SHIPPING We can only ship by road, to destinations covered by the UPS Dangerous Chemicals service. That includes nearly all of mainland Britain and most of mainland Europe. We cannot ship by sea. That includes any island, unless it's connected to mainland Britain or mainland Europe by a road bridge. We cannot ship by air. That includes some parts of the Highlands, all of Ireland (North and South) and anywhere outside Europe. This is because UPS do not operate a road service to these destinations, parcels go by air.  SAFETY + DISCLAIMER SAFETY The fluids are acid, you will need a steady hand and good eyesight. Acids must be kept well away from children and stored upright in a cool place. If this is not possible DO NOT buy this product. Download our 4-page plain-English guide to safety.  The full COSHH data sheets (114 pages) are available upon request. DISCLAIMER 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. LINKS Watch the videos or see/download the instruction manual. Best book, The Gold & Silver Buyer's Handbook (and read the reviews). Don't fancy using acids? See the KEE electronic gold tester.  Sill not sure? Find out about ten methods of testing precious metals.

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Trusted Customer
3 months ago
Date of purchase: 11/03/2024
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
Really good products works well, just what l wanted
LS
Linda Singleton
Preston. Lancs
1 year ago
Date of purchase: 16/02/2023
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
Good. Clear Instructions in super wooden case
MI
Michael Inkpen
Exeter
1 year ago
Date of purchase: 09/11/2022
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
A better option for routine testing. Buy a touchstone as well for best results.
Trusted Customer
2 years ago
Date of purchase: 10/01/2022
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
Always good! Quick Test make their own Aqua Regia.
Trusted Customer
3 years ago
Date of purchase: 27/10/2020
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
Excellent product as usual
HY
HELEN YEADON
3 years ago
Date of purchase: 19/10/2020
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
Not used yet but quality kit with safety in mind- the box to house the acids is nice and solid - well made.
Trusted Customer
3 years ago
Date of purchase: 26/08/2020
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
Product good and well packaged
Trusted Customer
4 years ago
Date of purchase: 02/04/2020
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
Will definitely use again all round great service
Trusted Customer
4 years ago
Date of purchase: 07/02/2020
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
very good quality
Trusted Customer
7 years ago
Date of purchase: 02/05/2017
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
I tried only with palladiom and steel , it didn't need experience to know which one is which and that was enough for me.
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