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Silver Plating

Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver Series

The silver has been selected exclusively for the use on brass musical instruments; being that the silver has a much harder scratch resistant finish compared to that of normal silver plating, whilst still retaining the lustrous bright-white shine.

We silver plate all known brass musical instruments:

Silver Plating Cornets

Silver Plating Trumpets

Silver Plating Flugel Horns
Silver Plating Trombones
Silver Plating Tenor Horns
Silver Plating Baritones
Silver Plating Euphoniums
Silver Plating Tubas
Silver Plating French Horns
Silver Plating Saxophones (Woodwind)

We typically apply 12-15μm (microns) of silver plating on all brass musical instruments; this ensures a long lasting deposit thickness. We are also able to plate greater thicknesses up to 100μm (microns) of silver if requested.

F.H.Lambert was previously contracted by Besson Musical Instruments Limited exclusively for five years to silver plate all of the company’s production line brass musical instruments. Since then, the company withdrew production from the UK, and are now being produced in France.

However, the same silver plating process line is still being used to this day; together with all the pre-treatments, and having the largest silver plating tank in the UK. The capacity is large enough to accommodate a whole Sousaphone in the tank.

Tarnish finishes can offer radically different options for both silver and copper. See Decoarative Metal Finishing for more details.

Properties:
Designed for Decorative and Technical Applications
Light, Bright, Haze-free Deposits over a wide Thickness Range
Good Corrosion Resistance
Excellent Hardness
Exhibits Excellent Wear Characteristics
Suitable for Rack and Barrel Methods
The Capacity to Accomodate up to 6ft Long Pieces.

Decorative Plating Finishes: ID Code:
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Polished FHLMISIL-P

Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Polished
(Gloss Clear Coat Lacquer)

FHLMISIL-P-(G-CC)
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Satin FHLMISIL-S
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Satin
(Gloss Clear Coat Lacquer)
FHLMISIL-S-(G-CC)
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Satin
(Semi Clear Coat Lacquer)
FHLMISIL-S-(S-CC)
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Matt FHLMISIL-M
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Matt
(Gloss Clear Coat Lacquer)
FHLMISIL-M-(G-CC)
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Matt
(Semi Clear Coat Lacquer)
FHLMISIL-M-(S-CC)
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Pearlite FHLMISIL-PRL
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Pearlite
(Gloss Clear Coat Lacquer)
FHLMISIL-PRL-(G-CC)
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Pearlite
(Semi Clear Coat Lacquer)
FHLMISIL-PRL-(S-CC)
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Satin Antique
(Gloss Clear Coat Lacquer)
FHLMISIL-S-ATQ-(G-CC)
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Satin Antique
(Semi Clear Coat Lacquer)
FHLMISIL-S-ATQ-(S-CC)
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Light ‘Old Cutlery‘ Tarnish FHLMISIL-LTE-TRN
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Light ‘Old Cutlery‘ Tarnish
(Gloss Clear Coat Lacquer)
FHLMISIL-LTE-TRN-(G-CC)
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Light ‘Old Cutlery‘ Tarnish
(Semi Clear Coat Lacquer)
FHLMISIL-LTE-TRN-(S-CC)
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Light ‘Old Cutlery‘ Tarnish Sheen
(Clear Wax Coat)
FHLMISIL-LTE-TRN-(WX)

Technical Plating Finishes: ID Code:
Musical Instrument Bright Hard Silver – Technical Application FHLMISIL-TA

Plating Thicknesses: Micron:
Minimum Coating Thickness: 0.25 μ
Average Coating Thickness on Brass Instruments: 12.00-15.00 μ
Maximum Coating Thickness:
>100.00 μ

Note: Lacquered finishes only require plating thicknesses of 0.25 μ maximum due to the protection coat that the lacquer provides.

Applications:
Decorative
Technical

File Downloads:
Adobe Reader Aftercare Maintenance for Silver Plated Alloys 138 KB
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