For more than 30 years, DeKalb Metal Finishing has placed an emphasis on working with part makers that specialize in rubber to metal bonding. This emphasis began by developing methods for plating pre-bonded assembled rubber components in a manner that had no impact on the breakdown of adhesives. As corrosion requirements became more stringent and technology progressed, we began applying coatings that were highly resistant to corrosion and could be bonded after plating. At present, our zinc, zinc-iron, and zinc-nickel coatings can all be applied to pre-bonded components. Our zinc and zinc-nickel coatings can be applied before bonding and provide a clean, bondable, and corrosion resistant surface.