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Electroplating v. powder coating of musical drums


2004

I work at a custom drum shop. We currently powder coat parts and find that after about a year of constant use the powder coating is wearing off. I was wondering if elctroplating is anymore durable than powder coating?

Ross Sumner
UDRUM - Burlingont, ON, Canada


2004

Each technology has its advantages, but I would expect nickel-chrome plating to be far more abrasion resistant than powder coating.

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Pine Beach, New Jersey



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