Surface conditioning is essential to achieve ﬁne plating ﬁnishes. It comprises a planned cycle of precisely controlled steps meticulously designed to clean and subsequently prepare substrates.
Pre-cleaning, either using solvent emulsion degreasers or heavy-duty soak cleaners, removes the heavy accumulation of soil such as oil, grease, buffing compounds, and drawing lubricants. This cleaning is carried out through immersion, electrolytic or spray cleaners.
To obtain a ‘water break-free’ surface, substrates are often further cleaned using industrial detergents with or without the help of electrolysis.