At A Class we currently offer two alternatives. Each is 22ct equivalent 'hard' gold. One is coloured to provide for matching to brass fittings and is known as "antique" gold. The other is a richer, more traditional yellow coloured gold.
Gold plating is applied in very fine thicknesses usually of less than 1 micron. Gold is a 'soft' metal in its natural form. A Class uses gold processes which result in harder surfaces and therefore longer wear than usual. Even harder wearing results can be achieved with the addition of clear E-coat or lacquer over the plated finish.
Benefits of Decorative Gold Plating: Gold plating offers the advantages of appearance and colour without a 'solid gold' price. For those who are not sure - yes - the resulting surface coating is real gold.
Colour & Aesthetics: A Class offers two alternative 'colours' as discussed above. Gold is of high appeal to certain markets where the customer requires a 'rich' or 'classy' finish.
Applications of Decorative Gold Plating: Examples - Tap-ware, Door Furniture, Jewellery, Architectural Fittings, Trims, Furniture, Light Fittings, and many other items.
Substrates suited to this coating: Can be applied over most metal substrates, and over pre-treated 'ABS' plastic.
Design Cautions: As this is an electrolytic process it is necessary to use jigging, racking or wiring to provide for electrical current conductivity. Some shapes and designs lend themselves more readily to successful plating than others or may need to be adapted. Please consult your plating adviser prior to finalising design if you intend using this finishing process in your product manufacture.
minimum charge $55 per order