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Classic Components offers traditional electroplating on plastic and magnesium parts. We can handle almost any parts, including automotive center caps, plastic motorcycle parts and magnesium engine covers.
How Plastic Chrome Plating and Electroplating Services Work
Modern techniques of chrome plating service to non-metal and plastic surfaces have evolved, but still reflect industry and time-proven methods.
These are the foundational processing steps:
- Thorough application of acid with a chrome base prepares the surface for electroplating services.
- Neutralization and removal of excess acid exposes a ready surface for plastic chrome plating.
- Initiate chroming process on the prepared non-metal surface with a specialized palladium and tin compound. The core elements of the solution will later form a lasting bond and catalyst for sure electrolysis between copper and nickel in the final chroming process.
- Copper and nickel are the two main metals used in final chrome plating service when all preparations have been made. The base coating of nickel, through electrolysis, creates a surface on any material that is properly prepared to assimilate a final chrome coat.
This entire process is simply a way to give an object, made of some other material than metal, the ability to handle an electrical current. Once a surface has become conductive, it can then undergo receive chrome coating. In the great majority of chroming projects, copper electroplating is used to form a shell that is soft and can expand with heat during the process.
Classic Components, Inc. provides electroplating services on auto, motorcycle parts, and more. With our chrome plating service, you receive over 75 years of combined experience for a sleek and shiny plastic chrome plating finish. Contact us at 1.888.327.4189 to request a quote on plastic chrome plating.