Polish only or Polish prior to plating. Polishing is a major function of the restoration process and occurs after stripping of old plating, rust or paint. Newly manufactured items that are to be plated to a high quality finish also require polishing first.
In all cases, the base metal must be prepared well in order to get a good quality result in the finish. Getting the best result possible requires skill and experience.
Our polishing facilities are probably the largest in Australia and have expertise in developing these processes to achieve good outcomes even for some very tricky projects. We polish all substrates including brass, alloys, steel and more.
A Class will help to ensure the best possible finish for your products, improve your turnaround rate and eliminate hassles involved in finding skilled polishers to do this work for you.
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 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
We will make it as good as it can be
A+ Standard High Quality Finish
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
A Class Metal Finishers | Plating & Metal Polishing
Top Quality Plating and Polishing for Manufacturers and Restorers Who Expect the Best.
SOME of our services for Manufacturers, Innovators and Engineers include: Chrome plating, Gold Plating, Nickel Plating, Satin Finishes, Electroless Nickel Plating, Tin & Copper Plating, Plating on Plastics, Silver Plating, Barrel Plating, Rack Plating, Painting and Lacquering, Cleaning and Pickling.
SOME of our services for Restorers and the Public include Restoration or Refurbishment of: Car and Motorcycle Chrome, Wheels, Bumpers and Trim, Silverware and goldware, Tapware and hardware, Jewellery, Musical instruments, Church Altar ware, Boat and Marine parts, Trophies, medals and regalia, Saddlery fittings, Brassware, Trinkets and more. Special services include chrome plating or re-chrome of plastic parts and zinc die cast parts as well as colour metallic spray finishes.
One of the largest and most diverse surface coating and finishing ‘job shops’ in Australia, A-Class Metal Finishers (A-Class), supports manufacturers and engineering shops across the country with their needs for high quality surface finishing for a range of products and items.
A Class Metal Finishers has capabilities in surface treatments and coatings for many substrate types e.g. steel, alloys, aluminium, brass, stainless, ABS plastics and more. Finishes can include ‘functional’ coatings to provide corrosion resistance, hardness, improved conductivity or surface performance (e.g. tin, electroless nickel, high purity silver & gold plating, chemical cleaning, de-burring, passivation, etc). Decorative coatings / platings are also available (e.g. chrome, gold, nickel, silver, satin finishes, etc). Treatments are provided for many product types including tapware, antennas, tools & dies, hardware, lighting, electrical & electronics, wheels, and many other items. Extensive surface preparation and polishing services also support the high quality outcomes achieved.