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Satin Chrome

An example of satin chrome. About Satin Chrome

The attraction of chrome is because of its low maintainence, as it does not tarnish. The noble nature of chrome means when a finish starts to weather it is the nickel underneath which is corroding, and the corrosion products work upwards through pores in the chrome deposit. This means the quality of finish is depandant on the layer of nickel underneath.

Satin chrome gives a finish similar in appearance to brushed stainless steel.
How We Satin Chrome

The chrome layer is very thin (not normally more than 0.00002 inch). The Appearance comes from the nickel underneath. In order to obtain a satin nickel finish the item is first plated in dull nickel. It is then removed from the tank and satenised by polishing it. This satin nickel is then chromed to prevent it from tarnishing.