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Nickel Plating Process and Corrosion Resistance

Aside from creating an aesthetically pleasing product, nickel plating is desired for its corrosion resistance properties.

Since nickel is more noble than the substrate, the substrate will typically tend to corrode. Arlington Plating Company leverages a highly technical and systematic nickel plating process in order to support greater corrosion resistance.

The first layer of nickel we […]

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Tesla Decorative Chrome Plating

Satin Chrome Plating on Zinc Die Cast for 2014 Tesla Door Handles
Arlington Plating Company is honored to have been selected to provide satin chrome plating on the interior door handles of the 2014 Tesla. We performed the decorative chrome plating on zinc die cast.

Tesla Motors utilizes innovative technologies that improve performance, safety, comfort and convenience, […]

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Automotive Chrome Plating on 2016 Cadillac CT6

Satin Chrome Plating on Magnesium Paddle Shifter for New Flagship Sedan
Arlington Plating is proud to have been a part of the automotive chrome plating featured on the 2016 Cadillac CT6. The new flagship Sedan from General Motors features paddle shifters with satin chrome plating. As a well-known specialist in the industry we were able […]

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Black Chrome Rises in Automotive & Motorcycle Applications

There has been steady growth in automotive and motorcycle plating applications using Black Chrome as the final finish. When applied over a base of bright nickel, both the Black Chrome and the Bright Chrome have a brilliant appearance.

This image shows our prototype Maserati brake caliper.

Arlington Plating specializes in chrome plating, including Black Chrome plating. […]

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Cadillac Decorative Chrome Plating

Decorative Chrome Plating on Cadillac ATS Paddle Shifters
Arlington Plating Company provided decorative chrome plating for the 2013 Cadillac ATS magnesium paddle shifters. For this automotive application, a dusk chrome finish was used when plating on magnesium. These high-end paddle shifters are known for their use among professional racers.

The Cadillac ATS paddle shifters are the […]

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Arlington Plating Ranks Among Top Plating Companies in U.S.

Arlington Plating was recently recognized by Products Finishing magazine as one of the Top 50 metal plating companies in the U.S.!

The winners were selected based on results from an online metal plating and finishing survey. Conditions were based on metal finishing technology, operations, best practices and business dealings.

View the full Products Finishing Top Shops […]

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Copper Buffing Produces “Show Chrome” for Smoothest Finish

Arlington Plating utilizes “copper buffing” to produce what is known as “show chrome.” Copper buffing is a metal finishing strategy that yields the smoothest finish for decorative chrome plating. The magnesium, aluminum or zinc die casting gets polished and buffed, followed by the deposition of a thick layer of copper. Nickel chrome plating adds the […]

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Arlington Plating Environmental Compliance Standards

Arlington Plating enforces a strong commitment to environmental compliance. In fact, 99% of the metal plating waste is recycled back into the mining industry. We also recover nickel sulfate from rinse waters with ion exchange and reuse it in our process. For more information see Arlington Plating Environmental Compliance.

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Satin Nickel Chrome Plating for Scratch-Resistant Appliances

Arlington Plating provides flawless satin nickel chrome plating for a wide array of household appliance manufacturers. The thin layer of chromium we add guarantees scratch-resistant consumer products with everlasting beauty!

Get a FREE quote on our plating services now or contact Arlington Plating online and we’ll respond shortly!

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Motorcycle Chrome Plating on 2003 Fat Boy

Arlington Plating provided chrome motorcycle plating on the wheels and front end of this 2003 Fat Boy. Get a FREE quote on motorcycle plating now or contact Arlington Plating online and we’ll respond shortly!

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