chrome plating

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chrome plating

[¦krōm ¦plād·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
A thin plate of chromium deposited by electrolysis on a corrodible metal, giving a bright, metallic surface which is highly resistant to tarnish; used to coat automobile trimming, bathroom fixtures, and many household and other articles. Also known as chromium coating; chromium plating.
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The simplest and most common reason to chrome plate screws is that they do not rust while in storage or during shipping.
Remove the screws and the chrome plate and clean behind, as there will be rusty gunge.
By the way, some manufacturers such as Browning will chrome plate the chamber but not the bore on some shotguns.
THE dazzling Mercury ceiling light from John Lewis (www.johnlewis.com, 08456 049049) has a cascade of space-like globes in silvered glass hanging down from the central chrome plate with four tubular lights.
It also has a chrome plate with four lights and a shower of clear glass bubbles (D85cm x W40cm) but it will only set you back pounds 55.
It also includes a side-by-side comparison of coating and performance characteristics of the engineered coatings to hard chrome plate and microscopic photos of each.
When the various evaluations were tabulated (table 1), the KA#T1 gave the best combination of abrasive wear resistance, corrosion resistance and chrome plate bonding strength, and was totally crack-free in welding and machining tests.
First, of course, if the steel is chrome plated and assuming the thickness of the chrome plate is approximately 0.1 micron, a surface alloy consisting of steel, chrome and chrome nitride will be formed.
Called Micro Tuff, the sealant fills in microcracks and porosity in the chrome plate, adding lubricity and improving wear resistance.
A novel, inherently reflective thermoplastic sheet material, formulated to match or exceed the reflectivity of chrome plate or vacuum-deposited aluminum, is being developed by Dow Chemical U.S.A., Midland, Mich.
Gleaming chrome bezels on front grille and headlights, the bumper protection plate, chrome door handles equipped with footsteps and rain visors, and chrome plates ORVM covers include some of the chrome accessories in Mahindra Marazzo.