Satin Nickel Chrome

What Is Satin Nickel Chrome Finish?

A satin chrome finish is produced by electroplating chromium on top of the satin nickel, the chrome is generally 0.1 – 0.3 microns to prevent the nickel from discolouring. The satin nickel can vary from 5 – 30 microns depending on what environment the component is subjected to. The harsher the conditions the thicker the deposit of nickel and chrome required.

There are varying degrees of satin nickel such as a really dark matt or a semi matt finish.

A brushed satin effect can be produced by brushing the nickel on a fibre wheel or sateen mop.It is then processed in a gloss or matt electrophoretic lacquer to reduce finger marking or to protect the nickel from tarnishing.This can replicate a satin stainless steel effect.

Satin Nickel Finish Main Uses

Satin nickel is used in many industries and applications, such as:

  • kitchens and bathrooms
  • automotive
  • architectural hardware
  • brewery fittings
  • domestic appliances etc.

To Which Substrates Can I Apply Satin Chrome?

Satin nickel can be electroplated onto various substrates such as zinc based die-castings, mild steel, brass, stainless steel and aluminium. Gold can be plated onto the satin nickel also.

Electrophoretic lacquer can also be applied on top of the satin nickel to produce a simulated gold, brass or bronze satin finish.

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