Doug Taylor Metal Finishing Co are a family-run business, established in 1981 and providing comprehensive services for Electroplating Canterbury.
The business was started by Doug Taylor himself, a keen chemist who began Electroplating and Polishing in 1958, and there are now three generations of the Taylor family involved in the business.
What is Electroplating Canterbury?
Electroplating is the coating of an electrically conductive object with a layer of metal using electrical current. The item to be coated is placed into a container containing a solution of one or more metal salts and, when an electrical current is passed through it a thin, smooth, even layer of metal forms on the object.
Considerable skill and craft-technique is required to ensure an evenly-coated finished product, and in most case we use a multi-layer process to achieve a deep and even result.
Services we offer:
- Decorative Chrome
- Nickel (Bright, Brushed or Sateen)
- Copper (Bright)
- Gold 22 Carat
- Zinc – Clear or Coloured
- Chemical Stripping
- Metal Polishing
We are specialists for vintage/classic cars, motorcycle and marine enthusiasts. We also offer steel polishing and sandblasting services and our large plating tanks can take items of up to 7ft 10 inches.
Give your belongings that new look
Chrome Plating Canterbury
We undertake chrome plating for all items from large bumpers right down to singular nuts and bolts, and offer three types of finish: Bright Chrome; Dull Chrome and Sateen Chrome. We also offer a comprehensive range of post-plating treatments, including chromate passivate in trivalent clear and coloured.
Nickel Plating Canterbury
We undertake nickel plating for all items from large bumpers right down to singular nuts and bolts, and offer three types of finish: Bright Nickel; Brushed Finish and Sateen Finish. Our manual process also achieves a thicker finish, ultimately improving the end quality and depth of the nickel finish.
Copper Plating Canterbury
We undertake copper plating for all items from large bumpers right down to singular nuts and bolts, and offer four types of finish: Flash Cyanide Copper; Pyrophosphate Copper, Acid Copper and Sateen Finish. We are proud to retain a traditional copper plating process where every item is hand-wired.
Gold Plating Canterbury
We undertake gold plating for all items with sizes from household items right down to intricate items such as medals and rings, providing the highest quality 22 carat equivalent gold plating. Our manual process also achieves a thicker finish, ultimately improving the end quality and depth of the gold finish.
Silver Plating Canterbury
We undertake silver plating for all items with sizes from trophies and household items right down to intricate items such as cufflinks and earrings, providing the highest quality plating. We are proud to retain to this day a traditional silver plating process where every item is hand-wired.
Zinc Plating Canterbury
We undertake zinc plating for all items with sizes from household items right down to intricate items such as nuts and bolts, and offer two types of finish: Tripass ELV Tech Blue and Iridite Ly-FPC. This process is most often used for items that are unseen, such as under car parts.
Metal Polishing Canterbury
Whilst polishing is part of the electroplating process, we are happy to offer this as a stand alone service. We can meet your individual requests by polishing all types of metal to a mirror or satin finish.
We specialise in restoring all types of classic/vintage vehicle parts, marine parts, household items and bespoke items. We can also accommodate industrial polishing.
Get in touch
Give your treasured items a new gleaming look, call us on 01934 820 454 or email us to discuss your project.