Reeve Metal Finishing

RMF Anodising  

Reeve Metal Finishing offer Sulphuric Acid Anodising and Coloured Anodising, electrolytic passivation processes which increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts, increase corrosion & wear resistance and provide stronger adhesion for glues and paint primers than bare metal:

  • Anodising offers various cosmetic effects, including thick porous coatings to absorb dyes or thin transparent coatings to create interference effects from reflected light.
  • Anodising protects aluminium alloys, prevents galling of threaded components and creates dielectric films for electrolytic capacitors.
  • Anodizing preserves the natural lustre, texture, and beauty of the metal itself with a coating which is hard-wearing, durable and non-peel.
  • Anodising seals the aluminium, protecting it against elements such as light & oxygen and can provide an attractive decorative finish in a range of colours.
  • Anodising offers corrosion resistance, wear/abrasion resistance and enhanced appearance.

Our state of the art Sulphuric Acid Anodising plants and Pre-treatment Plants deliver excellent consistency of coloured finishes, with reduced lead times and fast turnaround, utilising environmentally friendly water and energy saving methods.
Our extensive expertise in this field spans a vast range of products, including:

  • Etch Anodised, Bright Anodised, Colour Anodised or Sateen Anodised finishes
  • A full range of colours and shades are available.
  • Multi-Colour & Fade Technology.
  • Semi-hard Anodising – sealed with a hard wall seal for extra wear resistance.
  • Alocrom 1200 and Surtec 650 – a good corrosion resistant pre-treatment for paint also giving good electrical conductivity.


RMF Nickel & Chrome

Reeve Metal Finishing offer Nickel Chrome Plating and Chrome on Aluminum Plating and have recently added a new process for plating Nickel & Chrome on Aluminum. A Polishing service is available prior to Bright Nickel Chrome Plating and Chrome on Aluminum plating in order to achieve a high degree of lustre.

Chrome Plating
Using the latest technology, we are able to coat a wide range of surfaces with chrome, giving up to a 100% reflective finish.

We produce first class quality for a wide range of clients across a wide range of market sectors including architects, automotive, fixtures & fittings, film and set design, interior design, and domestic.


Nickel Plating
Nickel offers a bright, aesthetically appealing finish which is an extremely hard wearing, long-lasting, low porosity, low friction anti-galling material:

  • Combining good corrosion resistance, excellent hydrophobic and lipophobic properties, with excellent thickness properties and can achieve hardness up to 600Hv.
  • Suitable for car & motorcycle restorers or DIY enthusiasts, offering outstanding protection against corrosion, good levelling & plating, a bright mirror finish without the need to polish after plating and a similar appearance to chrome.

With several Bright Nickel Chrome Plating processes we have the ability to handle a wide range of substrates including Zinc Based Die castings

RMF Nickel & Chrome on Aluminium

We Offer a specialist service of Nickel & Chrome plating on Aluminium. This specialist service has been established for 10 years from our facility in Birmingham, West Midlands catering for a variety of industries all over the UK and Ireland.

RMF Zinc

Reeve Metal Finishing offer Bright Zinc Plating and Corrosion Protection, supplying zinc nickel as a highly protective coating, primarily to the automotive and rail sectors. Our Zinc conversion coatings can also be applied to meet Military and Aerospace specifications.

Our process offers flexibility enabling us to deliver high volume, fast turnaround, uniform and consistent products around the clock:

  • The Bright Zinc Plating plants, VAT & BARREL are designed to deliver volume to our maximum component size of 2100mm x 900mm x 300mm or to handle the smallest of items and small batches.
  • We use the latest x-ray technology in controlling this process.
  • Up to 1,000 hours of salt spray corrosion resistance can be achieved.
  • This coating is tri-valent passivated and post treated with various seals and /or lubricants. Corrosion resistance from this process compares very favourably to cobalt zinc and in particular zinc & yellow passivate.
  • Further to Bright Zinc Plating a full range of Passivates – clear/blue, yellow, green/olive drab and black are available to suit your corrosion protection and decorative needs.
  • Stainless Steel Passivation - Passivation applies a transparent passive film to protect the stainless steel from corosion and oxidisation.
  • Tin Plating - Dull/Stannate Tin - Barrel & VAT plated, Our bright acid tim gives a bright pure tin deposit with excellent tarnish and corrosion resistance.

We specialise in Iron/Steel Castings or Forgings and our wide range of products also includes:

  • Steel pressings
  • Stampings
  • Turned parts
  • Fabrications
  • Wire forms
  • Tube manipulations
  • Zinc based die castings, etc


.:| BACK TO TOP |:.

To discuss all of your metal finishing requirements including zinc plating, chrome plating, tin plating, anodising or our specialist chrome plating on aluminium service, contact us on +44(0)121 558 0692

website designed & hosted by vista360 web solutions | tel: 01509 881227 | email:

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy on this website, vista360 Limited can accept no liability whatsoever for any errors, inaccuracies or omission, or for any matter in any way connected with or arising out of the publication of this information.

© copyright 2012 Reeve Metal Finishing Company - Chrome Plating - Anodising Specialists - Zinc Plating - UK and Ireland
Cookie policy

Accept Cookies?
Provided by OpenGlobal E-commerce