First up, the surface of the product to be metallised is prepared using a metallic clear coat to enhance the glossy surface required to achieve a mirror finish or chrome look.
The vapour deposition is reached in a vacuum chamber, where, after baking the product in an oven at various temperatures for different materials, the product is vacuumed down until the required vacuum is reached.
The aluminium canes are vaporised over all surfaces in the chamber and a bright silver chrome look is achieved. The product can be left as is or further processes can be introduced, including turning the metallised product gold, bronze or other metallic colours, using special tints to reach the desired result.
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