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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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Plastic parts can be chrome plated

A Class have been able to electroplate plastic parts for a long time – but traditionally it was only a specific material known as ABS plastic. Nowadays we can plate pretty much any type of plastic using newer methods. Since developing and extending our plastic parts...

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Electroplaters – Experience counts

A Class Metal Finishers employs several electroplaters with varying degrees of knowledge or experience. Some are “home grown” (taught on the job), others have come to the company trained or qualified in previous roles. In all cases, because A Class is such a diverse...

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Classic Car Gurus

Classic Car Gurus is a website put together by a classic car and restoration enthusiast who wanted to create a one stop resource guide for people who drive, restore or show, classic cars. The website provides, among many other great features, a listing of businesses...

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Hard Chrome plating – or Decorative chrome?

What is the difference between hard chrome and normal chrome plating? Here's a brief overview.Chrome (short for chromium) plating is commonly performed for either DECORATIVE or FUNCTIONAL reasons. The functional version is referred to as HARD chrome. Actually, as far...

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Old Skool & New Age Chrome

Bice Oval, Christies Beach was packed for the Old Skool and New Age motor show event last Saturday (March’ 10). Cars, bikes, boats and their owners flocked to the show and by all reports had a great day. Some great resto jobs and plenty of chrome plating were on...

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Chrome Platers Visit Beachside Car Show

On Saturday 27 March 2010, A Class Metal Finishers’ custom chrome plating and other services will be on display at Bice Oval, Christies Beach. Off Ya Rocker Promotions are once again staging the “Old Skool n New Age Auto Show”, an annual event showcasing a range of...

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Plastic Chrome Plating

Traditionally only one type of plastic was able to be chrome plated – namely ABS plastic (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene). This material was (and still is) used for a wide range of plastic moulding of parts for chrome plating. ABS materials contain properties which...

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