View Single Post
Old April 3, 2013, 08:56 PM   #22
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
Posts: 8,702
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.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
Frank Ettin is offline  
Page generated in 0.03704 seconds with 7 queries