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Chrome plating, often referred to simply as chrome, is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal object. The chromed layer can be decorative, provide corrosion resistance, ease cleaning procedures, or increase surface hardness.

A component to be chrome plated will generally go through these different stages:

degreasing to remove heavy soiling;

manual cleaning to remove all residual traces of dirt and surface impurities;

various pretreatments depending on the substrate;

placement into the chrome plating vat, where it is allowed to warm to solution temperature; and

application of plating current, under which the component is left for the required time to attain thickness.



Chrome plating