It is important to keep your finished parts as endurable as possible. That's why, here at Broadway Brass, we have a Spray on Lacquer and Electrophoretic Lacquer facility to be able to offer protection on any piece that we do, we also apply a surface-protecting wax, mainly on our 'antique' range of finishes. Most plated finishes require a Lacquer or Wax in order to retain and protect the finish so that it will last for years to come.
This process is quite similar to electroplating, parts are hung with copper wire or on a Parts Jig and dipped in a tank of lacquer. The Lacquer is then applied through an electric charge being put through the parts. Due to the parts being fully immersed in the lacquer, they get an even coverage to create a consistent appearance and layer of protection after the parts are lacquered they are cured at 150°C in our purpose-built conveyor oven, and with the high-temperature cure, once cured the electrophoretic Lacquer becomes a lot more durable and hard-wearing.
Our team of sprayers have years of knowledge and experience in using all types of lacquers in order to get the right shade or tint to match any product sample.
By applying a range of spray lacquers we can achieve a final finish that will look amazing for a long time, we have options with 2-pack Lacquer, Gloss, Matt or Satin Lacquers. Once the parts have been sprayed they are cured at the required temperature in our custom-built walk-in oven, this extra step makes sure that the lacquer hardens appropriately to keep the finish looking as good as it does.
Lacquer coat determines the final appearance of any finish making it a key part of the metal finishing process.
We Take Care Of All That Needs To Be Done At Our Purpose Designed 20,000sqft Facility.
We use a number of specialised processes to remove old Plating, chrome, lacquers, powder coating, zinc, anodising, and paints depending on the type of metal. Once we carefully take away the layers of coatings and reach the bare material, its time to prepare the metal with our skilled metal preparation technicians before it can be plated..
We are often tasked with dismantling fittings and reassembling them for our customers, in order to plate all fittings are carefully dismantled into individual components after which the old plating/coating is stripped away. The parts are prepared/polished and finally plated in the required finish, once plated the fitting is carefully reassembled and ready for return to the customer.