Silver Prep Non-Toxic Pickle Mix
Silver Prep is an all natural non-toxic pickle mix that is used to dissolve surface oxidation and flux residue from a metal's surface. It can be used as a traditional pickle for fine silver, sterling silver, copper and gold. Silver Prep is used to depletion gild sterling silver to fire directly in metal clay or to fuse metal clay directly to sterling silver during firing.
Silver Prep allows you to fire sterling silver directly with precious metal clay. You can apply metal clay to sterling silver or embed sterling silver into metal clay and fire together in the kiln or with a torch. Any item made of sterling silver (including Argentium) can be embedded and fired in place. PMC3 is recommended for kiln firing, however PMC Plus or PMC3 can be used when firing with a torch. SilverPrep is easy to use, non-toxic, organic and earth friendly! SilverPrep can be saved and used again and again.
Watch our video below showing how to co-fire sterling silver and precious metal clay to add strong sterling findings to your metal clay creations. Click on our Silver Prep Instructions to download instructions for using our Natural Pickle Mix.