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Satin Finish Over Chrome Plate


Is there an "easy" way to obtain a satin finish on a chrome plated part? Would prefer a chrome plating post-treatment..

George Brackett III
- Utica, New York



Use a nickel solution without brightener and chrome plate over the nickel deposit.


anders sundman
Anders Sundman
3rd Generation in Plating
Consultant - Arvika, Sweden


A nickel without brighteners is not what one calls "satin". For satin deposit you need some special additives in the plating solution.

Plating on chrome, I don't think so!

sara michaeli
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Sara Michaeli
chemical process supplier
Tel-Aviv, Israel


There is a nickel plating process call Pearl Bright which produces a very even satin type of finish.

You then need to chrome plate over the Pearl bright.

The product is made by Enthone

Good Luck

Mark C
- Australia


You see Ted, I am improving with time... :)

I did not mention that pearl bright is manufactured by Enthone as I am connected to them. It took some one from Australia to mention it.

Sara Michaeli
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Sara Michaeli
chemical process supplier
Tel-Aviv, Israel

January 1, 2013

Thanks Sara.

But if you improved just a tiny itsy bitsy bit more, Enthone would be a supporting advertiser and the page could include an ad for the product and a link to info about it :-)


Ted Mooney,
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Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

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