Applications of Selective Chrome Plating

Our selective deposition chroming process is used to perform localised chrome repairs on hydraulic rods that have relatively small amounts of damage such as gouges, scratches and corrosion. While the process can be used for the spot repair of any hard chrome plated surface, for damage that covers larger surface areas, our DuraChrome hard chrome coating is often the more economic option. 

How it Works

The process contains 7 stages. The first 3 stages focus on preparing the surface for optimum adhesion of the new chrome. Yet the latter 4 stages focus on applying new material with electrically activated chemicals. This involves passing an electrical charge through the surface to securely bond the new material to it. Fig. 1 shows an electrochemical being applied to a chrome rod.

The Results

With our selective deposition chrome plating process, you can expect chrome repairs that are completely seamless. As a result, you will be unable to tell a repair has ever taken place. See fig. 2 for an example of our localised chrome repair.

 

Fig. 1 Localised chrome repair
Fig. 1 Localised chrome repair
Fig. 2 - Before and after comparison of a localised chrome repair.
Fig. 2 - Before and after comparison of a localised chrome repair.