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Re: Golden Leaf Top Terminal?

Original poster: BunnyKiller <bunikllr@xxxxxxx>

I would worry more about the adhesive that is used to attach the gold leaf to the toroid... it is basically a white glue in most cases yea
the streamers may burn thru the gold leaf but the hole will be of minimal size.... BUT even tho I have tried to use gold leaf on other projects, it always seems to come out in the "antique" look...
not the polished "solid brass" look we want... but than again a gold toroid would look KEWL even if it was "antiqued".....

Scot D

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Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


My eye was caught with a little gold leaf toy at the store the other day:


Just a little jar filled with mineral oil and a bunch of gold leaf.
Really pretty!!  Genuine Colorado gold too ;-))

So that got me thinking about the old thread about coating the top terminal with gold leaf... We wondered if it would just burn off like the aluminum in a CD. Or, maybe just the thin coating ( 2 millionths of an inch thick!!) over metal would be protected and would last just fine... Gold is very resilient to electrical burning off...

I was just wondering if anyone every actually "did it"? and how it worked out?

3.375 x 3.375 sheets of gold leaf can be bought in QTY 25 for about $40.


You paying for the pounding since that $40 gets you enough gold to make a square of gold only 0.001 inch on a side!!! But just a tiny fraction of that "looks" like a lot ;-))) Somebody can figure out how much 1 billionth of a square inch of gold is worth ;-))

But if gold leaf would stand up to arcing, it would be a cool thing to cover a top terminal with!!