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GENERAL INFORMATION

SHOULD I RE-PLATE?
Most pieces of silver, brass, bronze, or gold that have not absolutely disintegrated are worth re-plating. Of course, the most important reason is SENTIMENT. After having a piece your whole life, or having it handed down through generations, these articles become priceless heirlooms. The cost of repair and re-plating them is less significant when you take into consideration that these items are irreplaceable.

EXAMINE YOUR ITEMS
Take a moment to look over your items to be refinished. Pits and corrosion can be difficult to remove. We may not be able to remove ALL of these flaws, as this may weaken the integrity of the piece. We can always make these items look beautiful, but they may not look ‘new’ if they have pits or corrosion.

ENGRAVING
Ordinarily engraving will still show up after the plating process unless it is very faint. If, however, there are deep scratches, pits, or gouges near the engraving, then we will leave these flaws in the metal. This way the engraving will be preserved. If you prefer, we can also remove the engraving, or we can have new engraving placed onto your piece for an additional charge.

REPAIR
We take pride in our work. Our team of skilled craftsmen will restore your precious articles as close to their original condition as possible. We ensure that all repairs are completed before any further restoration is taken place.

POLISHING
Prior to the plating process, each piece will be hand buffed down to the base metal. It is then hand polished very meticulously by our skilled polishers who will remove as many pits, scratches, and other imperfections as possible. We take great care in handling your piece and ensure that only the best finish will be achieved.

PLATING
We have expert plating staff, who will electrolytically clean each piece before plating, to remove any remaining buffing compound residue. Next, we thoroughly check the conductivity of your piece to ensure an even plating throughout the entire surface. We will then re-plate your piece according to your specifications. We specialize in 24k Gold and .999+ Silver plating, however, we also have the ability to plate in Copper, Brass, and Nickel.

THE PROCESS
Each piece is given the “best of care.” Expert appraisal of the repair needed and necessary plating is carefully planned. Then, we meticulously repair the damaged areas and, if possible, replace any missing parts. Creative talent comes into play here, in re-creating every detail, as close as possible to the original design. Next, the piece is intricately polished by our expert team. The restored article gleams with fresh beauty in this step of the craftsmanship. We take care to preserve any engraving or special finishes. Our plating staff then coat your piece according to your instructions. When the delicate assignment is complete, your cherished article once again shows its original luster and magnificence.

If you are interested in having your sacred vessels restored, please call us 1-800-423-7704

 

 
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603 N.E. 13th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Moroneys' Religious Art Inc. 2008