Chrome plating

You deliver the parts to us completely disassembled and as clean as possible. Pictures are taken of these components so that we can check that the lot remains complete throughout the process. Particular care is required when rechroming. We start by removing rust and old layers (lacquer, nickel, chrome), which sometimes involves slightly etching the underlying material. The product is then grinded and brushed or polished to remove all unevenness and texture. This is essential because the new chrome layer will accentuate imperfections.

On request, your components can be copper plated first. This achieves even better corrosion resistance. The product must then be polished again after copper plating for a smooth final finish. Keep in mind that this makes the process more expensive.

After grinding, the new chromium layer can be deposited. The product to be chrome plated is usually duplex nickel plated first. This is a double nickel layer at least 30 µm thick that guarantees good corrosion resistance. The chromium layer is only a thin topcoat (approx. 0.3 µm). The nickel undercoat can be bright, semi-bright or matt, giving a semi-bright or matt result (even after chrome plating).

Our zinc-nickel plating production line is brand new and fully automated. It currently only handles barrel production, but the line will eventually also be suitable for rack production (larger products). In addition to steel products, we can also zinc-nickel plate cast iron and zamak items. Combined with black passivation, this is a relatively inexpensive process that gives zamak an aesthetic black colour.

Zinc plating

In electrolytic zinc plating, the visual result usually plays a secondary role. The process is primarily about removing rust and reprotecting the components. Regalvanising therefore does not require grinding and polishing.

For zinc plating, the components must also be delivered completely disassembled and as clean as possible. Paint layers and thick rust are best removed by blasting first. This is often considerably cheaper than chemical stripping. With zinc plating, roughening of the material is less of an issue because the visual aspect is usually not that important.

Other treatments

In addition to zinc and chrome plating, all other coats can, of course, also be reapplied. Consider, for example, the resilvering of cutlery and other tableware as well as the grinding and polishing or electropolishing of stainless-steel ship fittings. Feel free to contact us for more information.

We cannot quote the price for restoration work until we have seen the parts. The cost depends on many factors that we cannot adequately assess over the phone or even from drawings or photos.

The answers to the following questions will determine the price. What is the condition of the components? How are they shaped? Can the grinding tool access all parts of the product? Can the product be machined, or does restoration have to be done manually? Can it be properly filled with and emptied of liquid? Are there options for suspending the product? We would love to discuss your project with you. Get in touch today, and we will provide you with a custom quote.