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brass plating

Post by Scott Rosenthal » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:21 am

Hoping someone here can recommend a quality brass plating shop. I'm in Ohio where I will assume EPA regs have all but deleted this service. FWIW, I recently had some parts done by a brass shop in nearby Dayton Kentucky that I would not recommend.
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Scott

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Re: brass plating

Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:02 pm

I looked into this last year and found it so ungodly expensive that I went to the Caswell website to see what they offer. They have a process that somehow involves electroplating with a brush-on concoction, if I understood it correctly. I wonder if anybody on the forum has used it and can report on how well it works.
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Re: brass plating

Post by Les Schubert » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:32 pm

When I was doing my 13, I had the levers GOLD plated at the suggestion of the plating shop. Their logic (which 20 years has verified) is that it essentially looks the same but NEVER tarnishes!!
The gold was just the last step in the usual plating process

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Re: brass plating

Post by cars47 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:39 pm

M & P Refinishing, 212 South 5th Street, Jeannette, PA. 15644
724-527-6360...ask for Don

They’ve been around a long time, do a good job and stand behind their work. I’m not affiliated with them, just a satisfied customer.

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Re: brass plating

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:58 pm

ACME brass plating in Kansas City, excellent work fair prices. You can Google them.

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Re: brass plating

Post by jaxenro » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:26 pm

I have used the Caswell kits for some gun parts works OK on small parts. I could see doing some small levers, knobs, things like that but I wouldn't try a radiator shell.

Like any metal work though the plating is only as good as the prep, polishing, and degreasing done before plating.


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Re: brass plating

Post by Scott Rosenthal » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:14 pm

Many good recommendations here....Thank You Gentlemen. Gold plating sounds interesting.
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Scott

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