DeKalb Metal Finishing has provided quality electroplating and metal finishing services for the automotive and general industry sectors for more than 70 years. We offer and specialize in RoHS compliant alkaline electroplating with environmentally friendly trivalent passivates and sealers.

Electroplating works by using electrical current to coat a conductive object with a thin layer of material, such as zinc-iron plating, or zinc-nickel plating. Plating is primarily used in order to bestow a desired property such as corrosion protection, abrasion and wear resistance, or aesthetic qualities to a surface that otherwise lacks that property.


DeKalb Metal Finishing utilizes a Zinc Plating process that offers a significant advancement in the technology of non-cyanide Zinc plating. The most remarkable feature of our process is that it offers extremely high levels of corrosion resistance without depositing excessive thickness.

DeKalb Metal Finishing provides quality electroplating services with a focus on the automotive industry. Our aim is to provide customers with quality zinc nickel plating by combining high performance chemistry with industry leading process control equipment. No matter the complexity, we have the capability to provide top-tier results.

DeKalb Metal Finishing’s Zinc Iron process takes advantage of some of the most recent plating advancements for depositing Zinc alloy coatings from an alkaline electrolyte. Deposits typically contain 0.4-0.8% by weight iron, are extremely fine grained, very low stressed, and burn free, even at unusually high current densities. Deposits are also uniformly bright, and mesh perfectly with trivalent passivates.