Expert Metal Finishing Services

Fabricated Metal Finishing

Colorful Horses Design on Perforated Metal Panels

In metal finishing, the surface is treated in a particular way or a thin layer is applied to the product’s exterior for a specific purpose. Depending on the technique or type of layer applied, finishing your fabricated component can provide durability, protection or a decorative appearance, for example. Hendrick offers several finishing choices for your application, including RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant options.


  • Increased durability
  • Improved decorative appeal
  • Enhanced electrical conductivity
  • Higher electrical resistance
  • Greater chemical resistance
  • Better corrosion resistance

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Some finishing techniques — such as polishing, deburring and degreasing — provide a smooth, clean industrial metal finish. Other techniques like powder coating and anodizing are intended to add color, make fabricated products more durable, or offer protection from the elements.


Hendrick offers a vast array of metal finishing services to meet your needs. With 145+ years of experience and expertise, we are happy to recommend the best custom metal finish for your project and to manage the finishing of your parts or components — from degreasing to providing exactly the right color match.

  • Powder Coating
    Applied electrostatically as a powder and then cured under heat, this hard finish is tougher than conventional paint.
  • Polishing
    Polishing removes abrasions and scratches from the metal surface, making the finish cleaner and brighter.
  • Deburring
    Burrs are the unwanted materials that remain on the metal surface after punching, drilling or grinding. Deburring refers to the removal of these materials.
  • Kynar® Painting
    Kynar is a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). This specialty plastic finish offers the highest purity, strength and resistance to acids, heat and smoke.
  • Anodizing
    By increasing the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the metal’s surface, this technique creates a durable, corrosion-resistant finish ready for the application of color or a sealant.  
  • Electro-Polishing 
    Usually done to stainless steel, electro-polishing chemically mills the surface of the metal to create a smooth and bright industrial metal finish. It can be used to deburr, passivate or polish the surface.
  • Plating
    By depositing a thin layer of metal to the substrate’s surface, plating improves corrosion resistance, solderability, wearability, paint adhesion, and provides a decorative appearance. Electro-plating hardens objects, reduces friction and alters conductivity for radiation shielding.
  • Degreasing
    Fabricated metal parts are treated to remove grease, oil and dirt before finishing the surface or to protect precision parts.
  • Passivating
    Passivation decreases the chemical reactivity of the metal, making its surface more resistant to the elements and extreme environments. It protects against corrosion, creates a smoother appearance, and extends the life of the product.
  • Chromating
    A chromate chemical metal coating increases corrosion resistance, provides an excellent base for paint, maintains an electrically conductive surface, and is decorative.
  • E-Coating
    Electro-coating or electro-painting is a method of depositing a paint or lacquer coating on the metal surface via electric current. It’s a good option when coating parts that have hard-to-reach areas. The product looks good and resists corrosion for a long period of time.
  • Silk Screening
    Because silk screening does not require pressure to print, nor does it require a planar surface, this technique is ideal for printmaking on fabricated metal products.  


Hendrick produces and applies tailor-made graphics, logos and decals to your fabricated metal products to add decoration, communicate warnings and instructions, or promote your business and services. We also color-match the finishing on your products to your company’s color palette. Let us know what you want — our team is happy to collaborate with each and every customer!