Before any work can be done to your items, it must be striped of the old surface finish. We ask that all grease and oil be removed to the best of your ability in order to provide a consistent pricing model. Hot tanks are then used to remove paints and powders along with different media blasting to bring the metals back to the original surface.
Preparing the Surface
Plating only enhances the quality of the surface that is to be plated. It is important that in this process that straightening, grinding, sanding, detailing, and buffing are done correctly to ensure a quality finish. It is the ability of our polishers and the pride they take in providing our platers with a beautiful surface to plate on.
Restoring the Surface
Due to different levels of deterioration, belting or sanding cannot be done if it jeopardizes the substrate itself and a different process is required. Restoring the surface will require an acid copper layer to be applied along with a re-sanding process. Remaining imperfections are then identified such as pits, scratches, or low areas. Low areas are then silver soldered and then “cut down” to match the copper surface and re-plated again in an acid copper bath. Upon inspection the piece either passes to plating department to finish the triple plate process or goes back into the copper and reworked.