Merridale Polish & Plating have a large polishing shop on site which contains:
- Hand polishing machines
- Centreless polishing machines
- Small flatbed machine
Our polishers are fully experienced in polishing all types of metal and a wide variety of components including car parts, motorcycle silencers and marine industry parts.
What is metal polishing and types of metal polishing
The amount and type of metal polishing or linishing work that is carried out on components will depend on the customer’s requirements and the quality that is required on the finished item, whether it be polished only or linished, polished and plated.
Where a high specification chrome plated finish is required on a component, a number of linishing operations may be required to remove any imperfections, scratches or pin holes that may be in the base material. Only when all of these imperfections have been removed, can the component be polished and a high quality achieved either as a finished polished article or prior to the chrome plating process.
Various levels of quality can be achieved in the polishing process depending on the grit size of the linishing band, polishing compounds or mops being used.