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OUR PROCESS

Bales’ team of experts is ready to bring you the very best metal surface solutions. Learn how to start your job, get answers to FAQs, and explore our added services.

HOW TO START YOUR JOB IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS

Starting your job with Bales is easy. Here’s how the process works:

BALES’ ADDED SERVICES

Avoid sending your job to several suppliers and enduring separate shipping and lead times for each. Take advantage of Bales’ added services to keep your entire job under one roof in our shop.

SS PASSIVATION

Maximize the resistance of your stainless steel parts with highly effective citric acid passivation.

Dimensional Corrections

Correct unmet or out-of-spec size and dimension, and enhance your end product's quality and value.

Masking

Mask specific areas of your part so that you can reassemble and run it right after coating.

STRIPPING

Remove various coatings from your parts, including Bales' high-quality proprietary coatings.

BARREL AND RACK PLATING

Process small parts in a snap with barrel plating or protect critical parts with rack plating.

X-RAY CERTIFICATION

Our in-house x-ray machine makes it possible for us to certify to even the tightest tolerances.

MIL SPEC CERTIFICATION

Bales does provide coatings to several MIL specifications. Contact us to learn more.

PICK-UP AND DELIVERY

Get FREE pick-up and delivery within 50 miles of Bales’ location in Downers Grove, Illinois.

24/7 AVAILABILITY

Count on Bales to work overtime and get your emergency or expedited job done right.

If It’s Metal, We Cover It

Achieve the best surface treatment, no matter your industrial application. Our metal finishing capabilities are as diverse as the industries we serve: