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RFQ: Well, from looking at previous responses to questions on this topic, it would appear that we absolutely should be able to achieve .001" anodized coating on 2219. Can anyone recommend an anodizer who might be capable of doing this?
Q. I have a number of early '80s Yamaha Motorcycle parts that were plated in what was termed "syn-gold" or synthetic obviously. They include; gas caps, carb tops, grab rails and some other items.
So far I've been unable to find a shop who can figure out what this process is. As close as I have come is a refinish of brass that's pretty darn close... but not correct.
I've used the plating on bath fixtures as an example. If you shop gold fixtures (not brass) you get a nice finish that is nearly identical to what I'm after. I've reached out to a few fixture suppliers with no luck given their runs are far more mass production orieted. I get it. But there has got to be someone who can do this.
(Posted previously for a Black Chrome shop for exhaust pipes and I found one of those so thank you!)
RFQ: Our plater of many years retired and we are looking for a chrome plater and also a company offering a full range of finishes. Doorknobs, plates, hinges. New and antique hardware. Approximately 50 pcs per month.Brad W
RFQ: I am looking for a shop that does true black chrome plating for a custom project. I need to have a raw aluminum showcase piece with all parts and screws done in black chrome. This job has 40 pieces in total including stainless steel screws, air fittings, rods up to 9 inches long and aluminum parts no larger than 8.5" x 2.5" x 1", and some cylindrical parts. Because this project involves high pressure air fittings and moving parts, I cannot have alternatives to actual black chrome plating.
Painting, anodizing, and Cerekote are not viable options for this project, please only true black chrome plating.
RFQ: We have a glass to metal seal that requires Ni sulfamate under immersion Ni and immersion gold.
The body is stainless steel
Volume currently 30,000 units per month growing to 200,000 per month in 2017.
RFQ: Looking for a plating company who can Copper Plate per Mil-P-55110-F using Technic CU 2300 or equivalent plating bright copper finish on a machined Teflon part we produce. Approx size 0.500" ID x 1.00" OD x 3.30" long. EAU 6000 pcs.
I have a drawing which I'll forward after we review project together.
Thank you, Lou
RFQ: WE have some machined parts slightly oversized in 316 stainless steel. We are trying to find a process where they are dipped in acid for some time to reduce the dimensions slightly all around. Acid etching may work, but we cannot find anyone who does this anymore.
RFQ: I am looking for a company that is able to remove scratches on stainless steel refrigerator and located in Ohio.FRANCES Franklin
RFQ: Can you recommend a company that does plating in the NYC/NJ area? I have a stainless steel exhaust hood still in the box and want it black with antique brass accents. thankscarmella erminia
RFQ: I am looking for a metal finishing company that can certify its chem film, clear, to Alodine T5900 per print and can't find anyone.Stacey Bibik
RFQ: Looking for someone to grind and polish ALCOA aluminum counter stool bases. Approx 28" tall. One of 18; looking to polish several of them.
Guessing they were manufactured in the early 50's.
RFQ: Looking for a finished on metal, for 3 linear fireplace in Palm Beach, Fl. for a high end home. rough dimensions are:
84" x 20" with a 4" opening in the middle continuous almost the whole length long. I will provide accurate plans after a 4"x 4" sample of your finish is submitted to the Architect for approval.
RFQ: I need to buy 2500 gold and platinum records that have very good quality. Any help would be delightfulPenny Fleming
I am looking for international sourcing options to provide large volume, epoxy coated GI wire screen (12x12 cells / 1 inch). Delivered to Chicago, IL. Dollar spend is currently over 1MM annually.
RFQ: My company has just moved to the Upstate of South Carolina from NJ, and are having a difficult time finding a vendor to perform a dyed Type III anodize to MIL-A-8625 nearby (South east). Any help would be appreciated, thanks!Dan Vazquez
RFQ: Hello all. We are looking for a company in the Midwest (preferably near Milwaukee) that has the capabilities to dip a large piece of laminated glass into a hydrofluoric acid bath to create an art glass panel. Would anyone know of a company that could handle this project? Thanks!Kevin Slager
RFQ: I have constructed a grill insert from stainless steel and need to have it plated. Is there a plating company in Canada that can perform this function?Kelly Budge
RFQ: I have been creating jewelry in Brass with the intention of having it 24kt gold plated. One Gold Plating company told me that some of the product I used could not be plated. Some of my items have mixed metals, that is some clasps are gold plated or silver plated. Jump rings are gold plated and some of the filigree I used are Antiqued. He suggested Electroplating.
Can anyone recommend someone reputable in NY, NJ or anywhere near by?
RFQ: We are an oilfield service company who provide subsea friction welding of threaded studs to pipeline and/or offshore structure. This is often for the subsequent attachment of anodes.
We have a need to produce 100-200 polished weld samples. This will likely be an M10 diameter threaded stainless steel stud to a 3" round stainless steel disc, pre-engraved with our company name. These will ultimately be handed out as promotional items.
So I would produce the friction stud weld, then hand these over to be polished. I'm not sure what kind of finish is possible (assume 304 SS) but these should look good enough to hand out to potential clients? We would also be interested if there is any coating that could be applied to protect the finish?
Can you contact me if you offer this service and have the capacity to prepare qty 100 samples? Along with quote and lead time.
RFQ: A stove leg broke on my old cast iron stove. I've searched for months online and can't find one to replace it. Are there businesses that can reproduce one by making a mold of one of my old ones?Darlene Brudny
RFQ: I am now seeking a jewelry manufacturer to produce my line.
I am a jewelry fashionist. I have my own detailed drawings that I need manufactured in alloy zinc and bronze. Email me
I need a quote for my product in each of the following in
How many must I purchase manufactured to get them at .20 cents apiece?
Below is an pic on how the product will look when finished; different letters apply.
Also stud you see in pic comes with letter product.
Ed. note: No pics rec'd; please e-mail them to
RFQ: We have a large copper boiler used in past years to sit over a fire and boil clothes.
I think it might be best to find some shop that finishes copper.
Is there a finisher in my area?
RFQ: I'm looking for a quality company to restore a vintage patio set in Miami, Fl. Any suggestions?Curt Dyer
Please provide us with sources for cad empigard platingterry tobias
Q. Hello, I'm in search of someone in my area who would be able to replace my vintage Gillette twist to open razor. The nickel plating has worn off on the doors that close onto the blade. It is difficult to disassemble/dangerous to the razor if one is unaware of how to. I personally have never tried to disassemble it or am not sure if it is even necessary. The base metal is brass. If anyone in the nearby area could help me it would be much appreciated.
RFQ: We require an Se coating on Al mesh for contact dust charging in a lunar simulator. Is there anyone that can provide Se coatings either by vacuum evaporation, sprayed-on powder coating or by electro-deposition?
Thanks very much!
RFQ: We need a Supplier that can Plate Alum parts IAW:
1: SAE/ARP-1524 SURFACE PREPARATION AND PRIMING OF ALUMINUM ALLOY PARTS FOR HIGH DURABILITY STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE BONDING.
2: After the application of the Anodize apply the Prime IAW AMS-3107A Primer, Adhesive, Corrosion-Inhibiting For High Durability Structural Adhesive Bonding
We are looking for a vendor to perform electrolytic stripping process of Stainless Steel cases (five Each).
We currently have five compressor cases that require electrolytic stripping of a thermal spray bond coat, METCO 443 (Nickel Chromium Aluminum).
- Case material is GEAM 355 (Stainless Steel Alloy)
- Case dimensions are:
o Diameter = 18.625 inches (at flange, largest diameter)
o Height = 16.0 inches
- METCO 443 Bond coat to be removed is 0.003 to 0.006 inches thick.
o Material to be removed from internal lands and contour surface.
The process calls for submersing the compressor case in a Sodium Nitrate solution.
Charging the part and a stainless steel cathode with 5.5 to 6.5 volts for 2 hours.
Hopefully there is someone out there that can perform this process for us.
RFQ: I live in Lancaster SC and need one 30-in rim redipped in chrome. Looking for the place closest near me.byron coffey
RFQ: Looking for gold plating company in US that can take large size objects.
Length 70 inch
Width 30 to 40 inch
height 30 inch
Total 160 to 170 Sq feet outside object.
Is there any company that can handle this project?
RFQ: Looking to plate production parts to the above referenced standard. The part is approx. 101" x 18" x 2" sheetmetal weldment. Anyone who has any information on a plater who can handle these parts is encouraged to contact me. Plater is preferably in the New England area but not a requirement. Thanks.Jeff K
RFQ: Look for source to provide Lead Tin finish (Sn @ 5%) plating per ASTM B200 -Aerospace CoDuane Bates
RFQ: We are looking for a vendor who can provide us with a plating process we require. The plating spec numbers are F70B3, F70B5A and FQ70C4B. These specs and drawings can be provided upon request.Lisa Vierling
RFQ: Hi! I am DESPERATELY looking for a reputable company to plate my jewelry. Most of my jewelry items are small - like charms, pendants. Can anyone recommend someone? It seems like I'm having a hard time getting a hold of anyone these days. Thank you!Edna Lee
RFQ: Since my children's graduation from college and the passing of my wife my brass bed has not been cared for for over 20 years. It is my desire to move closer to my family. I feel this is an opportune time to complete any restoration and polishing before packing for a move out of state.Aaron Freeman
RFQ: Bronze military headstone sits flat on ground (no shade whatsoever) in the area. I just wish to get the stone to some form of restoration for the family, because it looks ugly. I'm willing to pay someone to help me with this. I don't have a lot of money, but something is better than nothing -- right?.
Thank you for listening.
RFQ: I would like to discuss an application which requires Nickel-Cobalt electroforming onto a pyrolytic graphite substrate. We have had the work completed in the past and the process was successful. We are looking for a vendor who can perform the electroforming onto material supplied by us.Ralph Romspert
RFQ: I am in search of a plating source to zinc plate a C shape section approx. 1.625 x 1.625 12 gauge material. Length is 20' long. Total amount needed: 28,000,000 lbsBrad Johnson
RFQ: I read the thread on refinishing stainless flatware, but I would like to know if there is a service provider I can send the pieces to for refinishing. I don't have time or patience to do it myself and would rather just box up all the flatware and send it to a company to do for me. Does this exist? Thoughts on what it would cost (per piece: ie. fork, knife, spoon, etc.).Jason Dauderman
I would like to find a Chrome plater (anywhere in the US) that can assist me in re-chroming some vintage automobile spotlights. Most of the pieces need to be nickel/chrome plated but, some of them require nickel plating only. The spotlight "buckets" have some stamping that needs to be retained. They are made of brass and my hopes are to be able to bypass copper on these to help retain the stamp. There are some pot metal parts but they are all in good condition with very little corrosion. Have not had a lot of luck locally, I need to get them done and done correctly and I don't mind shipping. I am trying to find a go to plater I can send things to and trust. Can send very detailed photographs of everything. Please e-mail me if you are interested.
RFQ: We are looking for a company that can do a small run of roll to roll aluminum vacuum depositing on a woven fiberglass fabric. We would need the finished product to be sealed from oxidation. This product will be used as a radiant barrier prototype we are working on . Feel free to contact me with any questions. Any help in this matter would be extremely appreciated .
RFQ: Hello. I have made a chess set out of fasteners and it has been accepted for exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis. I have been working on this project for about 3 years. I use zinc plated nuts and bolts for one side. The other side I have been priming and spray painting with gold paint. The problem is it easily scratches off and I want a quality product. People have been asking me to sell a chess set to them. I will try to attach a picture.
To fix this problem, I would like to have nuts and bolts plated with trivalent chromate for the "gold" side; i.e. one half would be zinc the other half would be zinc yellow.
My questions are: Is trivalent chromate (yellow zinc) hazardous to touch after plating? Will the shine of a nut or bolt plated with yellow zinc wear off over time? and most importantly, is there a plating service available where I could send samples of my pieces to find out how much it would cost to have them plated? Many thanks,
RFQ: I'm looking for someone that's capable of anodizing an aluminum fixture that is 48" wide x 44" tall x 36" deep. Please contact me if you have a tank that can accommodate. Thank you.Ryan Victor
RFQ: I live in Cherry Hill, NJ. Can anyone recommend a reasonable sandblaster for a 5 piece outdoor wroughtiron dining set?C J campanella
In early 80 Yamaha produced a line of bikes with a black and gold them called Midnight Specials.
I'm searching for a shop to do some refinishing work on a number of items. I've heard them being everything from real gold (doubt that) to vacuum metalizing, etc. But to date nobody can ID what we have going on here. The closest I can describe this is a gold faucet from Home Depot. Closer to brass than a deep rich gold color.
I sprung for four carb tops recently that were supposed to be correct. They are not. Far closer to a 'rose gold' color than the correct one.
There are number of items done in gold; carb tops, grab bars, caps ... and of course some plastic items as well.
If anyone has a line on the correct finish for this I'm eagerly looking to do some business with you. I have a number of items which over time will be refinished.
RFQ: I am looking for a Finisher or Plater that can plate an aluminum machined parts with ARP-1524 and Prime per AMS 3107A.
Please contact me; any help will be appreciated.
RFQ: I need 8-32 threaded rod plated in gold or white gold or rhodium.. 1-3/4" lengths. Need qty 30 ... I live in Las vegas NV and would like to have them within a week.. Please email me and I'll get right back to you.Eric Studio
RFQ: Looking for someone within the US who can apply a bright blue PVD finish to stainless steel. Everyone I have called cannot accomplish this color.Kaitlyn H
RFQ: Does anyone know where I can go to have my titanium frames professionally refinished?Brad Hawn
RFQ: I bought thai tableware for 12 in the 1980s. It does NOT have any wood or other material. After use and dishwasher cleaning, it had a very dull finish,and a metallic taste. Id like send it out to be refinished to its original shine. Does any one do this? I'm located in NC, but this can be mailed. Looking forward to hearing from someone soon,and thank you for this page.Maris Wheeler
RFQ: Hello! I am looking dye aluminum ball chains in many different colors. I have purchased them in the past, but that source is no longer available. We use the small ball chains as decorative accents in mosaic art. I want to
offer them for sale on my website, but am having the hardest time finding someone to dye the ball chains.
I have 1000 ft to use for test runs.
Can anyone help???
I would like bright blue, green, teal, pink, purple, orange, black, etc.
Thanks for any assistance anyone might have!
Ed. note: This sounds like what Global Metal Finishing [a finishing.com supporting advertiser] is big in.
RFQ: I am looking for a Nickel plating alternative, after hearing reports of the increasing cases of Nickel contact allergies. After some research, I have come across white bronze, a Cu-Sn-Zn alloy that was developed for this reason aesthetically.
I am looking for wire plating over low carbon steel. I can provide the steel as necessary.
RFQ: We're looking for a company that will do PVD black rhodium plating for our rarely made custom pieces and repair of our customer's pieces. Fine jewelry karat gold.
Can you recommend anyone doing this for small stores like ours?
RFQ: I need someone to do black oxide coating on a rifle barrel. Also need info about how thick the coating is because the barrel is engraved.Robert White
RFQ: I am looking for someone who can do the plating process (gold and silver, maybe rose gold at times) for my soldered jewelry. This would be an ongoing project, where I would send batches at a time. Preferably located in the US. Thank you!Andrea Gleason
RFQ: I have some small remote control boat hardware; most is 7016 aircraft aluminum. I am looking to get it anodized green-aenx (that is the closest to a Dodge Hemi lime green that I have found. Please let me know if you can do this.
RFQ: Our company reproduces door hardware. Our fantastic plater and finisher is retiring. We need the following:
Nickel, bronze, and chrome (not a deal breaker so please still contact is)
Also finishes in lacquer and 10B etc.
We wholesale and spend about $1K to $1.5K per month. We will need good price points. Our current plater charges $5 to plate a single brass doorknob in polished nickel.
RFQ: Looking to have mild steel furniture parts electroplated in Copper or Brass electroplate.
These parts are fabricated out of hot rolled steel and will not be prepped.
Parts will vary in range from furniture leg brackets ranging in size (36" wide to 30" H, 4" deep) to entire furniture bases ranging from 48" x 16" x 22". There may also be smaller parts and can design around your bath size if necessary. Looking for long term relationship with electroplating service and can ship parts if necessary.
Have called over 30 companies in my area and most of them are not willing to do prototypes or can't offer electroplating in copper or brass.
Please email if you are interested or have a recommendation.
RFQ: I am looking to have my stock Harley wheels done in PVD chrome.Shaun Cohen
RFQ: I am looking for someone who can ElectroPolish small and medium sized investment castings made from Hastelloy B grade material.
Max. weight is 22 lbs.
I have a set of Browning Citori 525 over/under shotgun barrels that will be back-bored, polished, threads cut and choke-tubes installed. Back-boring will remove the current hard chrome lining in the bores. I require new hard chrome plating in both bores. The original hard chrome in the chambers will remain, and area of the threads for their choke-tubes should not be hard chromed to ensure that the choke-tubes will still fit after the bores have been plated.
I have had the forcing cones lengthened and polished. I did not have any back boring done. I believe that this process did remove the hard chrome in the chamber as well as the forcing cones.Ron simonson
RFQ: The engine is from a CR125. I do not need the engine to be honed, only plated.Kevin Trefelner
RFQ: Chicago, Illinois area.
I have an antique brass and iron bed in need of repair. The brass pieces have loosen. In one place the wrought iron has cracked. Does anyone know someone who can repair this for me?
RFQ: I have 36 pieces of a 304 stainless steel hinge pin that is .312 x 291.30" long that I need to have cadmium plated per QQ-P-416 Type II, Class 3 and solid film lubed per MIL-PRF-46010. Can anyone help me out? The problem I am having is nobody has a tank long enough. I wouldn't be opposed to brush plating if it can be done. Please call or email if you can help me out as we have the job in house and ready for plating.
RFQ: We are doing a project in the Albany, NY area and want to use a certain brand of cast brass door hardware. The manufacturer does not offer the hardware unfinished. I believe all their hardware is coated first with copper before the final finish coat is applied (bronze, satin nickel, etc.). The bronze is supposed to be a "living finish" and with use, wears off intentionally, so it doesn't sound like it's impossible to remove. I've stripped lacquer off door hardware before but the coating of copper is a new one on me. Is there anyone who would be able to do this project? Many thanks. AnnetteAnnette Cummings
RFQ: I have some magnesium cam covers that I need stripped and finished to prevent further corrosion. Is there a company in New England that can do this for me?Tom Freiberger
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