Barrel and Rack Silver Plating
Q: Are there any differences in the quality of the silver plate that you obtain from barrel and rack plating? W. I.
A: As far as I am aware, the only difference in the silver plate is the appearance. Silver is soft and as a result parts will be burnished by the tumbling action of the barrel. The result of this is that you will get a more lustrous finish from the barrel process.
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