Galvanic coatings are usually used to give the surface the expected technological or protective properties. Technical coating increases resistance to abrasion, impact and provides protection during processing. Protective coatings protect the metal against corrosion, just like galvanizing steel. Electroplating is also used to improve the appearance of the object. In such situations, we deal with decorative coatings.
This is an electrochemical process that thickens and toughens the naturally occurring protective oxide. The resulting finish, depending on the process, is the second-hardest substance known to man, second only to diamonds.
- Brass finish
Polished uncoated bare brass is uncoated brass that has been polished to a shiny finish. Over time, polished brass will garner a patina and the surface lose some of its brightness.
- Copper finish
Bronze is an alloy of copper which can vary widely in its composition. It is often used where a material harder than copper is required, where strength and corrosion resistance is required, and for ornamental purposes.
- Chrome finish
A shiny finish with a hint of blue for a classical or contemporary feel.
- Nickel finish
A shiny finish with a golden glow. If left alone, Nickel will develop an aged patina (similar to silverware), and an occasional polish will restore its original gleam.
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