Restoring antiques is what Luis Restorations does best and one of the methods we use is professional and beautiful metal finishing. We work on antiques from people throughout Long Island, New York to bring back their antiques and restore them to their former glory. When it comes to metal finishing, there are a range of techniques we may use. All depending on the circumstances present. Standard metal finishes include paint, ceramic coatings, and lacquer. It also includes plating operations, like electro-less plating and electroplating. And then there are surface treatments, which includes both chemical and electrochemical conversion, cover reinforcing, chemical coating, and metallic coating.
Why Metal Finishing is Important
Without proper finishing, metal products would only last a fraction of their current life cycle. Over time, they will become more vulnerable to wear and corrosion without the proper finishing, thus cutting their lifespan down. The finishing will improve electrical properties in the components to enhance the bonding of organic coatings and adhesives. That is just a fancy way of saying that the coating will last longer.
Metal finishing also enhances the appearance of the metal. Surfactants and solvents for metal cleaning, bases, acids for etching, and metal salt solutions for coating the texture against the substrate are all materials used in metal finishing. Overall the metal finishing enhances the surface of the metal products and improves the following areas:
- Resistance to wear and corrosion
- Electrical resistance and conductivity
- Appearance and reflectivity, such as brightness and color
- Torque tolerance
- Resistance to dullness & chemicals
- Bonding capability to rubber such as vulcanizing.
When it comes to metal finishing, it also benefits for the cleaning of the metal products, too. Since contamination and adhesion are minimized, it will look and stay cleaner longer and add a sleekness to the metal. And when you do clean the metal, it makes for a quicker job.
Beautiful Metal Finishes
When we are done with our metal finishes, one of the best benefits is just how beautiful the end product is. There are different techniques we may use to accomplish the finish, which depends on factors such as the type of metal and the application for the metal. But it is hard to say to to a professional metal finish when it adds so much to the overall appearance.
Metal finishing involves different processes, including the removal of any sharp edges, cleaning the surface and then smoothing it. When we provide metal finishes, we may also be able to offer different textures and decorative options, such as glass beading, metal polishing, color application and custom metal plating.
When you get a metal finished, the lifespan of the metal automatically gets prolonged. A proper finish increases the metal’s resistance to wear and tear, which is a big factor in its eventual disintegration. A finished metal is also more resistant to abrasion, chemical damage and other possible factors leading to its deterioration. All of this protection happens due to the coating system used to finish the metal, which offers a simple durability to corrosion, chemical and tarnish wear. Get the most out of your metal with a beautiful finish!
A Simple Clean
Unfinished metals are rough. When you get a metal finished, one of the benefits is the polish. This polish reduces adhesion and contamination. On top of that, the finish will reduce the amount of time needed to clean it and eliminate any harmful chemicals on it.
Contact Luis Restorations
So a proper metal finish from Luis Restorations will add to the beauty and elegance of the metal. It will allow it to last longer. And when you clean it, the cleaning process will go quicker. All these wonderful benefits when you work with the best metal finishing team on Long Island!
For more information about our finishing services for metals, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our various finishing services. Get all the benefits you’d expect when you turn to us for your Long Island metal finishing services. The number for our office is 631-218-1384. When you call, we can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to go over the services you need.