Automotive Solutions

You can count on Bales to achieve the precise coating or finish you need, no matter your automotive application.

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Accelerate Your Parts Performance with Bales

Analysts expect the global auto market to grow by 9% in 2021.* But COVID-19 is fueling supply chain disruptions and unplanned downtime, making it difficult for manufacturers to meet demand.

You can boost productivity by choosing the right metal finishing solution—and Bales can help. We fuse science and craftsmanship to deliver exceptional results for automotive manufacturers worldwide.

Since 1978, we’ve been protecting metal surfaces in ways others don’t dare. From headlights to engine covers, your automotive components will benefit from our legacy of customer satisfaction, integrity, and innovation.

* Source: Forbes.com

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Automotive Solutions
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Solve Your Abrasion and Release Issues

Automotive manufacturers need to maximize productivity. Boost yours with Bales’ Hard Chrome and proprietary NICKLON™ and Diamond E.N.™ coatings, ideal for preventing wear and sticking in automotive components. Use our combined plating and polishing services to achieve your finishing specs.

Hard Chrome

Thanks to superior abrasion resistance, Hard Chrome is a reliable and durable coating for automotive applications. It’s also non-magnetic and mimics the finish of base materials.

  • 72 Rockwell Hardness
  • 1250°F Max Operating Temperature
  • 6.9 g/cm3 Density

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NICKLON™

Bales’ proprietary NICKLON™ coating combines Electroless Nickel and PTFE, making it a go-to solution for automotive applications. Protect against wear and corrosion while achieving optimal lubricity and release.

  • 45 Rockwell Hardness
  • 0.10 Coefficient of Friction
  • PTFE 8-9% Composition (WT)

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Diamond E.N.™

Electroless Nickel combines with nano-sized diamond particles to form Bales’ proprietary Diamond E.N.™ coating. With a low coefficient of friction, Diamond E.N.™ can take on your wear and release issues all at once. It’s also a faster, more cost-efficient alternative to Hard Chrome.

  • 0.10 Coefficient of Friction
  • 57 Rockwell Hardness
  • 0.00005 to 0.0005” Plating Thickness Range
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Are you facing corrosion, abrasion, or friction issues? Use our Coating Comparison Tool to quickly compare surface finishes and find the best solution for your needs.

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WE SERVE INDUSTRY

At Bales, we serve industry. Whether it's plastic injection molding,
medical or food processing - if its metal, we cover it.