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Clean silver, gold or copper plated goods

We are often asked how to clean silver plated items (or how to clean chrome, etc) . Our silver cleaning recipe is environmentally friendly and effective, for silverware in reasonable condition. Items with very heavy tarnish, or with worn surfaces, may require another...

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Chrome Plating in Adelaide

Yes, A Class Metal Finishers provides chrome plating in Adelaide, and we can service ALL other cities and regions of Australia too.  The number of electroplating businesses across the country has reduced quite significantly in the past decade, however A Class has...

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Visit us at Motor Classica

Motor Classica is a favourite annual event for A Class Metal Finishers.  Hope to see you there to discuss your chrome plating projects!Rob and I will be exhibiting for A Class again this year and on hand to discuss your chrome or other plating (or polishing) queries....

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Is Electroplating “Advanced Manufacturing”?

There’s been alot of hype around Advanced Manufacturing lately. But we wonder what’s really driving it and what it really means.  I found this article which talks about the many possible descriptors – and why we need them – for advanced manufacturing. It has certainly...

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Motor Classica Show 2011 – Chrome Platers on display

The Chrome Plating services of A Class Metal Finishers will be on display at next week’s MotorClassica event in Melbourne, Australia from 21-23 October 2011. Looking forward to meeting Classic motoring enthusiasts from all over Australia as well as International...

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Chrome Plating display at Jaguar E Type event in Birdwood

A Class Metal Finishers will display their chrome plating services at today’s Jaguar E-Type 50th Anniversary.   Held at the Birdwood National Motor Museum, entrants are expected from all over Australia.  A Class is looking forward to seeing many top Jaguar Classic and...

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Gold plated BMW Drag Car

This weekend’s Adelaide Extreme Horsepower show is showcasing many great custom and restoration vehicles.  Among them a unique BMW Drag car said to be worth around $1 million.  Says The Advertiser newspaper, Saturday 30 Oct 2010, the many gold plated parts on this...

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Cadmium Electroplating is harmful

As far as I am aware, cadmium electroplating has been outlawed in Australia (with the possible exception of one or two plants that are still used, under supervision, for high spec defence work).  This article from Canada is a concern, as it indicates cadmium is still...

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Electroplating and Metal Polishing – Partners in Shine

To get a good finish on any electroplating job  – i.e. a component to be chrome, gold or silver plated -  good preparation, using a variety of Metal Polishing skills, methods or techniques, is essential. Anyone who has ever painted a surface knows that the result is...

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