Ken’s Clock Clinic offers a new and exciting dimension to clock restoration services. Re-plating of nickel clock components can have a dramatic impact on the aesthetic value of your collection or heirloom. Your clock component will be painstakingly cleaned and repaired prior to the plating process. Your clock will literally look like new!
We specialize in restorations for desk, mantel, and pendulum wall clocks including case fronts, backs, bells, keys, setters, screws, peg legs, winders, finials, bezels, pendulum parts, weight shells, etc.
Our restoration process includes rust and corrosion removal, and filling and repair of pits and dents. High density quality alkaline copper plate is applied in layers, buffed successively, until a brilliant liquid-like finish is achieved. Parts are then nickel electroplated for an incomparable luster.
We offer high-quality, high-luster or matte nickel and copper electroplated finish, and electroplated zinc finish. Brass, gold and silver plating are available by special request. All parts are handled, processed, and inspected with personal attention to assure quality.
- Stripping Process: Chemical nickel strip or fine abrasive spray depending on condition of part.
- Type of Plating: Immersion or brush electroplating process for both copper prime and nickel depending on size and scope of restoration.
- Size Limit: 12″ diameter by 8 ” deep components maximum for immersion plating. Larger components by special quotation.
- Copper Plating Thickness: Largely depends on the level of restoration required.
- Nickel Plating Thickness: 0.0005″ (12.6 micron thickness) uniformly applied.
To arrange a professional quotation, please contact us. NOTE: As a rule, we offer our metal case restoration services for customers who request complete clock restorations. We generally do not “job shop” case-only projects. without the entire clock present since this rarely provides the opportunity to achieve the best (and most cost-effective) overall result. If you are thinking about having your Darche Flashlight Alarm clock restored, keep in mind the complexity of these projects. Prices start at $1800. Lead time is 8-12 months.
For more information on Ken’s plating process, please review our White Paper – Antique Alarm Clock Plating Restoration (332K)