Are the contact-plates brass or golden? LT1, Q8, SP36, FW3A

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
lfowner
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 5 days ago
Joined: 01/18/2013 - 17:32
Posts: 137
Location: Germany
Are the contact-plates brass or golden? LT1, Q8, SP36, FW3A

Hello!

Does anyone know if the contact-plates in the head of the LT1, Q8, SP36 and FW3A are golden or just brass?

If they are just brass, I would prefer to give them a silvering with silver nitrate.

thx

thefreeman
thefreeman's picture
Online
Last seen: 14 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 01/06/2020 - 09:56
Posts: 1075
Location: France

Aside from the brighter yellow of gold, there’s probably an easy acid test to detect brass.

lfowner
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 5 days ago
Joined: 01/18/2013 - 17:32
Posts: 137
Location: Germany

There’s no acid in the house to test and I do not want to destroy anything on my lights.

pennzy
pennzy's picture
Offline
Last seen: 56 min 33 sec ago
Joined: 12/10/2017 - 19:45
Posts: 4161
Location: United States , Pa.

They are brass as far as I can tell. You can scratch the ring and see brass underneath.