Chrome plating (less commonly chromium plating), often referred to simply as chrome, is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal or plastic object. The chromed layer can be decorative, provide corrosion resistance, ease cleaning procedures, or increase surface hardness.
we are able to plate almost anything, including ornaments, home fittings and much more. In fact, in our years of business, there is very little we haven't electroplated!
Whatever your requirements are, our qualified staff are on hand to answer any queries you have. As an Ultrachrome customer, you can be guaranteed of honest, expert advice and superior quality workmanship.
Chrome plating is used in a vast number of applications, for preventing corrosion as well as creating a stylish finished look.
There is a 5 stage process to chrome plating:
- Stage 1
The item to be plated is checked thoroughly for any imperfections or the presence of foreign substances.
- Stage 2
The item is cleaned and degreased to remove any particles, dirt or residue, then if necessary, repaired.
- Stage 3
A series of tests is carried out and the item is thoroughly treated. This process involves metal polishing to ensure the plated finish will be as smooth as possible and provide the longest lasting finish.
- Stage 4
In this stage, the item is placed in a number of tanks filled with different solutions for pre-treatment.
- Stage 5
The item is then placed in a series of tanks that are filled with an electrolyte solution. With the use of carefully controlled electrical currents in each tank, the plating starts to attach to the surface of the item. The thickness of the electroplating is determined by the length of time the item is left in each tank.
Black Chrome Plating
Black chrome plating provides a very attractive finish to automotive and other parts. Ultrachrome is the only company in Australia who offers black chrome electroplating.
Alloy Chrome Plating
For specific applications, chrome alloy plating is available
We handle virtually any type of part including:
- marine/boat hardware
- cabinet hardware
- bathroom fixtures
- claw feet for tubs
- gun parts
- tractor & quad parts
- gun parts