Polishing & Buffing
Packaging & Assembly
3353 Eastern Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does VCP plate for individuals?
No, we do only production work.
Does VCP do restoration work?
Can VCP plate small runs?
Yes, we can do small production runs and will give you a quote in advance to determine if it’s a viable solution.
Are their minimum charges or quantities?
Yes. Pricing is determined on operations required, polish, quantities and finish.
Does VCP polish custom parts?
Yes, we have our own internal polishing department.
Can VCP copper flash?
What is the cost to plate a few small pieces?
We request job prints or parts to quote when possible as all jobs vary in price.
Can you remove the current finish and re-plate?
Possibly, depending on the finish, although in most cases it is cost-prohibitive.
What are your standard lead times?
Typically 2-3 weeks, however lead times vary depending on the size of the job.
What would it cost to re-work parts?
We will determine a re-work price based on what exactly needs to be completed.
Size of the plating tanks?
Our chrome tanks are 42" inches deep, 24" inches wide and 144" inches long. Our specialty tanks are 44" inches deep, 18" inches wide and 9" inches long.
Why doesn’t my part look like the samples provided?
Most antique finishes or finishes using an oxide will vary somewhat in color and tone.
What type of substrates can we plate over?
Steel and Brass.
Are you able to plate over stainless steel?
Not at this time.
Does VCP polish any other metals other than steel?
Yes. We polish steel, stainless steel and brass.
Does VCP have assembly capabilities?
VCP currently does some light assembly for a number of different customers.
Does VCP have welding capability?
Yes, we can MIG and TIG weld.
Does VCP ship directly to tier-one customers?
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