To electrochemically polish a gold ZP electrode we suggest a 10 mM hydrochloric acid solution.
The electrochemical procedure is:
An initial potential of -0.5 Vs. RE
Scan to 1.2 V at a scan rate of 50 mV/s.
Scan back to -0.5 V at a scan rate of 50 mV/s.
Repeat 5 times.
Finish the final scan at 0 V.