Thousands of serious restorers have discovered the "A Class" difference. They know they can be confident that all care is taken and that the results will be superior. Many car & bike show winners wear the 'A Class gleam'.
Our Restoration Division has a team of highly skilled trade professionals (perhaps 'craftsmen' is a better description) who will perform what could seem like miracles on your parts. Your precious items will undergo many processes to produce the required finish, these include stripping, repairs and polishing, described as follows:
During this process, your articles will have any previous coatings removed whether the coatings are metallic, paints, lacquers etc. This will leave a clean surface that can be successfully treated further.
A Class has an in-house repair service, we can knock out dents, fill holes, weld or solder parts back together and so much more. No need to go chasing all over town to find people to perform these critical operations.
During the polishing process, newly stripped, dull or corrosion pitted metal is transformed into a smooth surface that is ready for the plating processes (e.g. chrome plating or gold plating) or to a full smooth gloss finish ready for lacquering.
Some of the restoration items processed (e.g. old, severely worn parts) can be given a heavy coating of Copper to provide added protection and workability. This coating is then further polished to provide that extra high gloss, depth and blemish free finish that is not found in most production oriented plating these days.
WHAT CAN BE RESTORED
The list is endless but can include:
- Car Parts
- Bumper Bars
- Motorcycle Parts
- Alloy Wheels
- Nuts & Bolts
- Fire Extinguishers
- Tea Pots
- Watch Bands
- Trinkets of all sorts
Hand In Hand – Quality & Price
Our customers determine the quality standard to be achieved. It saves your money and our time. If you show your bike or vehicle you will probably want the "A Class" standard which is our standard for show or concourse quality.
For this we will 'work our butts off' to ensure you get the best possible finish. But if you just want a basic chrome finish for your garage door handle then you'd probably select the "A 1" standard. This is your "basic good job".
We won't bust our boilers over it and you'll get the finish you want at a lower price. For those jobs that are 'somewhere in between' we have our "A +" standard.
Other factors that will influence price are:
- The condition of the item (corrosion, pitting, etc),
- The size
- The bigger they are the more space they take in a plating load but the less time to wire or jig
- Shape of the item
- The more complex the shape the more complex the preparation or
- Dents & Scratches.
Rest assured that we always do our utmost to give you the best price possible by determining the most efficient methods of operation and helping you determine the standard you require.
For your information, below is a summary of our restoration service standards
In our endeavours to provide the best service to meet your needs and avoid common confusion regarding quality and price, A Class has a quotation structure based on the size, shape, complexity, condition and plating specification of the item and also the customers desired standard of finish or use.
Each Standard will attract a different level of pricing. Obviously the better the job, the more time, skill and effort is required.
- A Class Show or Concourse Quality
- Satisfaction Guaranteed.
- We will make it as good as it can be
- A+ Standard High Quality Finish
- Highly polished.
- May have very small imperfections depending on the quality of the base material to start with.
- A1 A Basic Good Job
- A basic polish after stripping prior to plating.
Please note: Unless nominated otherwise, jobs will be processed to the ‘ A+ ’ standard.
Repairs & other special preparations priced separately