CIR Electroplating offers its electroplating services to businesses and the general
public alike. We produce high quality gold plating, silver plating, rhodium plating,
electroforming and vermeil finishes in-house from our state-of-the-art electroplating
shop. Whether you have a need for electroplating, or re-plating, CIR Electroplating
follows a rigorous quality control procedure to ensure the best possible end result.
Whether you need gold or silver plating, from jewellery and trophies to models and
components, we’ll undertake one-off pieces or batches of many items. We have various
strike solutions which enable us to electroplate onto a range of different metals
and alloys. We use an electroforming system to plate onto non-metallic objects. This
can also be used to make components or jewellery, with the original piece (mandrel
or mould) being removed after electroforming.
Some of the most common items we provide
electroplating for are:
* Ornaments and die cast models
* Silver ware
* Light fittings
* Electrical and scientific components
We always use the highest quality materials to give you a fantastic finished piece,
for our gold plating we only use 23 carat gold to produce a deep and lustrous yellow
finish. If you want an extremely bright, white gold finish then rhodium will be the
metal of choice. As well as silver plating and gold plating we can also accommodate
requests for black rhodium/ruthenium plating, palladium plating and platinum plating.
Electroplating can be used to restore life to your most treasured items such as worn
jewellery, rings, watches and chains, or to transform an otherwise dull object into
something far more eye-catching. For example, a while ago we undertook a model car
restoration job with a request for gold plating. This was a die-cast Corgi Jaguar
MKI, which arrived in very poor condition as you can see from the above photograph.
We stripped the paint, polished and plated the casting (first copper, then silver
plating and finally gold plating), repainted and re-riveted the chassis and fitted
new windows and tyres.
As well as silver and gold plating we can offer polishing, metal working, soldering
and rewiring, with our normal turnaround time of under one week. If you have an urgent
request please discuss it with us and we’ll do our best to oblige, sometimes we can
even plate while you wait!
One of many clocks restored by Fowey River Antiques and electro-plated by CIR. This
particular example has a 23ct gold plated case with a silver plated textured mask