MetalWorks is dedicated to and continues to provide the widest range of finishes for our customers and their requirements, regardless of any variations in the componentry, fabrication or fitting. MetalWorks also provides and offers custom finishes and colour matches as per the clients demands. A variety of textures and applications gives objects their final finish and beauty, with the most common being matte, satin, bright, antique and pearl.
Powder coating provides a naturally tougher coating to a yachts’ painted surfaces, than conventional painting. It also offers thicker coats without running or sagging, and thus horizontal and vertical finished surfaces will have little difference in their appearance. Powder coating is present on most vessels’s floor plates and structural make-up of most engine rooms.
Unprotected steel has an average life of only two years before its structural integrity is affected. However, galvanising results in creating an impermeable layer that protects against environmental corrosion and usually lasts at least ten years without any maintenance. Zinc plating results in a muted, matte grey colour, so it’s recommend to use MetalWorks bright galvanised finish as the superior alternative.
Hard chrome is a coating process, used to achieve an extremely hard layer, which also possesses superior abrasion and corrosion resistance when compared to conventional chrome plating.
This hard wearing surface is favourable when repairing worn machinery parts, as the capability exists for providing thick deposits in conjunction with grinding parts so that they can be brought back to their original dimensions.
Hard anodising is anodising under very specific operating conditions that produces very functional coatings. The coating provides thicker and harder layers in comparison to normal anodising, and thus has excellent wear and corrosion resistance. This enhanced functionality means that it’s typical found in sprockets, pulleys, pistons and other boat parts, while although the hardness of hard anodising in comparison to hard chrome and heat treated steel is certainly lower, hard anodised coatings are normally equal or better when it comes to comparing wear resistance.
As hard anodised coatings are very thick and dense in comparison, the coating tint is darker that in the case of natural anodising. Consequently, hard anodising is not suitable for most colour dyes except black, however in most cases this is not an issue as the purpose of the coating is functional and not decorative.
Titanium Nitride is an extremely hard, inert coating, that is applied primarily to precision metal parts. It’s ideal combination of hardness, toughness, adhesion and inertness, makes it increasingly the coating of choice for deck fittings where traditional brass plating isn’t able to withstand the rigours of the marine environment.
Nickel normally has a yellowish tint, with a bright finish and lustre. A nickel finish has great corrosion resistance but tarnish easily, therefore a complimentary lacquer coating is always applied. Its inertness to corrosion makes it the perfect intermediary for other plating processes because of its malleable characteristics, while also very suitable as a striking finish for pieces that should stand out with a distinguished aspect.
Anodising chemically creates a protective layer that becomes an integral part of the aluminium, providing barrier protection against corrosion.
The hard Aluminium Oxide coating is very resistant to chemicals and acids, is extremely wear and scratch resistant and won’t flake or peel like paint.
Brass plating is generally used a decorative coating, where it is found on many interior fittings such as light fixtures and surrounds, door handles, grab rails and ornaments. It also used for variety of deck fittings, where MetalWorks provides a durable, oven – treated lacquered finish to give corrosion and wear resistance to the fixtures and fittings. A variety of different styles is also offered, such as Antique brass, Bright brass or Satin finish.
Of all the precious metals in the world, gold denotes opulence and luxury in the most accurate sense. It’s purity is measured in carats, with 24Kt as its highest grade. Rich golden tones complement perfectly with neutral colours like black and mark elegant contrasts with white, delivering visually appealing interiors with a sophisticated touch. Our gold series includes 18Kt gold, green gold, champagne gold and rose gold.
Graphite is an elegant, lustrous and versatile coating, found amongst yacht interiors looking for a luxurious finish with a high service life. A heavy nickel undercoat is used to produce a thicker coating, with a high corrosion performance, while colour density can be modified to give a variety of different hues, from the darkest black to softer tones.