FAQs

Q. How can you electroplate on plastic and fibreglass?
A. We make the surface of the plastic and fibreglass conductive.

Q.Will the plastic melt in the process?
A. No, the electro-chemical process consists of a aqueous electrolyte that operates at 15-35 degrees C.

Q.Is the process a spray on silver type of system?
A. No, Our process consists of copper, nickel and chrome. 95% of this coat is copper.

Q. Can you selectively chrome-plate a dash?
A: Yes, we can selectively electroplate any items.

Q.How thick is the plating?
A. Depending on what is being plated, anything from 50 um-300 um.

Q. What is the maximum size you can handle?
A. The maximum size is 1.4. m long, 0.5 m deep and 0.3 m wide.

Q. If the items are cracked and pieces missing, can you fix this?
A. Yes.

Q. How do you work out the price?
A. The price structure is according to size and shape The size allows us to figure out how many of these items we can fit into the tank and the shape influences the amount of time it will require in the tank to achieve a mirror finish.

Q.How can I get a quote?
A. Send us a photo with a ruler or tape measure next to the item per e-mail .This makes it easier for us to give you an exact quote.

Q.Do you repair + re-plate “die cast”?
A. Yes

Q. Do you chrome-plate reflectors?
A. No, due to technical reasons concerning the reflection of the light which is inhibited by the use of chrome. Reflectors are best vacuum metallised.

Q. Do you give warranty?
A. No. Mounting of the electroplated items onto the car is out of our control. Over-tightening or bending the plated item inappropriately will stress the plastic at a different rate to the electroplated coating. Expansion and contraction of the plastic due to the exposure of heat and cold may influence the chrome-plating. If we believe that it is a high risk item, we will advise you accordingly. Should you not be absolutely satisfied with our product upon pick-up we will rectify the issue to your satisfaction.