Quoted from Murphdom:
Random question.Does plating hide dimpling from rust? I would imagine it would depending on the severity of the dimples.
Sorry guys, I haven't been on in a bit. So great question. Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. The questions are: how bad is the pitting on the part, what is it made of, and what is the desired finish. Many times we do repair stuff, so in many and I might say in most situations it can be overcome and yes, covered up. This includes leading, soldering, grinding of the part to get it to a place where it can be smooth again before it is plated. Our guys are true craftsmen who are used to bringing back really rough parts, for classic cars, or whatever. That being said, every once in a while a certain part, thin metal, small parts, are tough to repair. But we have done lots of stuff that I know most of the owners thought it was a goner, and we made them better than new. One thing that sticks out is the end caps to early lockbars. They tend to be really rough, we've even repaired those with holes through them where someone has pried them off the bar and broken a literal hole out of them. Those are pot metal and our guys do have the skills to fix that sort of thing. It's crazy.
Glad to help if I can.