VP Plating’s Decorative Chrome Plating provides a highly reflective, lustrous decorative chrome finish that is also corrosion resistant and wear-resistant due to its inherent lubricity. It is an electrolytic process that deposits a thin layer of trivalent chrome over a thicker base layer of nickel and copper on many metal substrates.
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The underlying base layer of Nickel is what provides this finish with its corrosion resistance.
Our standard Decorative Chrome Plating is deposited over an underlayment of our Bright Nickel & Copper Plating that couples trivalent chrome’s highly desired reflective properties with great corrosion resistance.
Pairing our Decorative Chrome Plating with an underlayment of one of our Electroless Nickel processes provides superior corrosion resistance and increased hardness while maintaining a highly attractive decorative finish. For certain applications, it is a suitable substitute for standard Hardchrome without the chemical toxicity of hexavalent chrome.
The following are just some of the machined part substrates we can successfully deposit Decorative Chrome Plating on:
- Stainless Steel
- Brass and Copper Alloys
- Beryllium Copper
- Cast Iron
NOTE: Our Decorative Chrome Plating is a RoHS compliant coating.
- Commercial Grade
- Commercial Grade with Certification (RoHS)
- Specification Grade with Certification
The following are only some of the more commonly requested Chrome Plating specifications we can certify to:
NOTE: This list may not be all-inclusive and all approvals we hold may not be listed. Therefore, if you do not see your required specification or approval, feel free to contact us, as we may still be able to accommodate your needs.