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Old April 3, 2013, 08:56 PM   #22
Frank Ettin
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There are two types of chrome plating.

Decorative chrome plating is for looks and can be done on a variety of materials. It generally involves applying a layer of nickel first. It generally won't stand up to a lot of heavy wear.

Chrome plating for durability under hard wear conditions and for corrosion resistance is called hard chrome or industrial chrome plating. I doubt that plastics can be hard chrome plated.
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