Electroplating Services

Luis Restorations specializes in different sort of restoration services and techniques, including electroplating. Electroplating has been a practice of Luis Restorations since their inception and trusting your possessions in their hands is the best move you could make for your valuables.

What is Electroplating?

Electroplating is a process that uses electric current to reduce dissolved metal cations so that they form a coherent metal coating on an electrode. Electroplating is primarily used to change the surface properties of an object, i.e., abrasion and wear resistance, corrosion protection, lubricity, aesthetic qualities, but may also be used to build up thickness on undersized parts or to form objects by electro-forming.

The process used in electroplating is called electrode-position. The part to be plated is the cathode of the circuit. In one technique, the anode is made of the metal to be plated on the part. Both components are immersed in electrolyte solution containing one or more dissolved metal salts as well as other ions that permit the flow of electricity. A power supply sends a direct current to the anode, oxidizing the metal atoms that it comprises and allowing them to dissolve in the solution. At the cathode, the dissolved metal ions in the electrolyte solution are reduced at the interface between the solution and the cathode, causing them to "plate out" onto the cathode.

Some other electroplating processes use a non-consumable anode such as lead or carbon. When using these techniques, the metal ions that will be plated must be periodically replenished in the bath as they are drawn out of the solution. The most common form of electroplating is used for creating coins such as pennies, which are small zinc plates covered in a layer of copper. 

Call Today For A Free Estimate

Electroplating is a precise process that should only be done by the experts at Luis Restorations of Long Island. If you have any questions or concerns about these services, please contact us today. We will provide you with any information you need about our restoration services. The number to call is 631-218-1384. We can provide you with a free estimate for our work.