Architectural / Building Applications

Metaglo WA electroplolishing of stainless steel components is commonly used in the architectural and building industries. An obvious advantage is that Metaglo WA can process complex shapes after fabrication leaving the surface free of potentially corrosive contaminants and maximizing the lifetime of the product, often in un-maintainable situations. A variety of stainless steel finishes are available using Metaglo WA electropolishing including:

  • Highly reflective chrome-like surfaces
  • Highly reflective brush finishes surfaces
  • High chrome satin “Metaglo Moonglow” surfaces
  • Mill finish surfaces (which show the most corrosion resistant properties available.

All of these finishes are easily combined with all available metallic and non-metallic architectural finishes and can complement any situation resulting in the most uniform and effectively passive product available.

Bath Size/Capacity

Metaglo WA has the folowing bath size:

i. Tank 6m long x 0.90m wide x 1.2m high. Therefore double dips up to 2.4m high can be achieved.

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Why Metaglo WA is environmentally friendly:

Metaglo WA procedures use fully recycled systems. Our infinite electrolyte is captured and closely monitored.

i. The solutions used in electropolishing are called electrolytes. These electrolytes can be “Finite” or “Infinite.”
ii. Finite electrolytes require acid renewal as the solution degrades and fowls over time. They leave a larger environmental carbon footprint as they require constant acid renewal and waste removal which is economically and environmentally costly.
iii. Metaglo WA uses an Infinite electrolyte which can be filtered and purified of contaminants then re-used through the system minimizing economic and environmental impact. Metaglo WA electropolishing maximizes the lifetime and minimizes the maintenance of your stainless steel!


Stainless steel requires a regular maintenance program to protect the chromium-oxide layer. Washing removes contaminants, such as salt, dirt and dust that can cause corrosion and is necessary to avoid tea staining.

Rain washing the surface is helpful in reducing tea staining, so design the job to take advantage of the rain, but ensure good drainage. The stainless steel should also be washed when cleaning the surrounding area.

For best results wash with soap or mild detergent and warm water, followed by rinsing with clean cold water. The appearance of the surface can be further improved if the washed surface is wiped dry. We recommend “Wicked” metal polish for maintaining polished surfaces. The product is non abrasive and can remove fingerprints, mild scratches, minor stains, and dirt and markings resulting from the chlorine in water.