Long Island Electroplating Services
Professional Antique Restoration
Luis Restorations of Long Island specializes in different sorts 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. Many across Long Island have trusted us with their antiques. So you are in good hands when you choose us!
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. The process of electroplating is primarily used to change the surface properties of an object. This includes aspects like abrasion and wear resistance, corrosion protection, lubricity, aesthetic qualities. However, we can also use this process to 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 we plate is the cathode of the circuit. In one technique, the anode is made of the metal to be plated on the part. We immerse both components in an electrolyte solution containing one or more dissolved metal salts as well as other ions that permit the flow of electricity. A power supply sends 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. This causes 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. One common example of electroplating is the creation of coins and pennies. A penny has the copper look, but it is simply a layer of copper over a small zinc plate. Electroplating in general is perfect for antiques in a similar way. We can coat something to make it look new and give it some extra strength.
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Electroplating is a precise process that should only be done by the experts. At Luis Restorations of Long Island, we offer electroplating services that you can trust. This process presents many great benefits to those who need it, including adding extra strength and greater thickness. 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, including an estimate for the work.
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The number to call is 631-218-1384. We can provide you with a free estimate for our work. Check out our full list of the services we offer to people throughout Long Island, New York. Get professional care for restoration services. So please, do not hesitate to reach out today for the best, most affordable restoration services on Long Island!