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What is an acceptable thickness for chrome plating ABS parts?



(-----) January 31, 2008


I have a simple ABS plastic part that needs to be Chrome plated. This part is a ring that will be captured between a Top and Bottom housing (not plated). I am using a tongue & grove feature to hold the three parts together.
My question is:
how much gap should be left for the Chrome plating, if I am going to have a good fit between the three parts ?
ONLY the ring needs to be Chrome plated?
I will appreciate your help.

Mohammad Musa
Mechanical Designer - Los Angeles, USA
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January , 2008

Assuming that this is decorative nickel-chrome rather than functional hard chrome, service condition moderate, Mohammad, the thickness of the plating will be about 0.0004 to 0.0006 inches.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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February 12, 2008

3 micron

Francis Li
- Birmingham, UK
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