Flash chrome is a thinner layer of chrome (<25 µm) suitable for parts that experience lighter, sliding wear resistance and some corrosion protection. Flash chrome has lower friction, improved release properties and ideal for dimensionally sensitive parts that don’t need grinding after coating.
Flash chrome can be applied to a highly polished surface to maintain the gloss look, or it can applied as a matte finish. The matte finish is achieved by surface blasting and it not only provides an etch for improved adhesion of the flash chrome, but also improves wear resistance.
The polymer sealing process “MLP” can also be used to improve the corrosion resistance and to improve the friction properties.
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Please note that our chrome is for industrial purposes, not decorative.