NICKEL FINISHES:

Structural:

This is a standard finish, no post-processing done. Any layer lines and imperfections must be removed before plating as they will show through in the plating process.

Semibright:

This is a standard finish, no post-processing done. Any layer lines and imperfections must be removed before plating as they will show through in the plating process.

Buffed:

This is one of our quickest post process finishes. Notice that the prep process for this part was standard (left picture) and the buffed finish was done to brighten the parts (right picture). Layer lines and defects can still be seen after the finish, but the difference of the finish is definitely noticeable.

Brushed:

Any part requiring post processing must be sanded to 600 grit before sending for plating. All layer lines and imperfections must be removed otherwise they will show through the plating and may not come out during the brushing step.

Polished:

Any part requiring post processing must be sanded to 600 grit before sending for plating. All layer lines and imperfections must be removed otherwise they will show through the plating and may not come out during the polishing step.

Bead Blast:

This is done typically as a standard plating process. Notice it tends to work very well with highlighting of raised surfaces, lettering and logos. This finish will need a protectant layer, wax or clear coat, of which the wax can be done by RePliForm.

Black Patina:

This is done typically as a standard plating process. Notice it tends to work very well with highlighting of raised surfaces, lettering and logos. This finish will need a protectant layer of wax or clear coat, of which the wax can be done by RePliForm.

COPPER FINISHES:

SemiBright:

This is a standard finish, no post-processing done. Any layer lines and imperfections must be removed before plating as they will show through in the plating process. Semibright copper finishes are typically done for electrical purposes and sometimes used to as a jumping off point for more precious metals such as gold and silver.

Polished Copper:

Any part requiring post processing must be sanded to 600 grit before sending for plating. All layer lines and imperfections must be removed otherwise they will show through the plating and may not come out during the finish steps. This is typically a midway step before sending the part to get gold, silver, chrome and other precious metals. If polished copper is requested, it is recommended to lacquer this shortly after plating.

Bronze Patina:

This finish is a patina on top of our semibright copper with a standard finish. Notice that layer lines and defects will still show through. This will give the part more of a formal finish great for busts and trophies!