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Hard Chrome


Tried and true … for good reason. Hard chrome plating has long been one of the most widely used plating processes. It’s endured thanks to superior abrasion and wear resistance, as well as moderate corrosion and oxidation protection. We recommend this solution when you need exceptional durability and abrasion resistance.

Hard Chrome (flash, .0003 - .0004)
Especially effective when applied to the cavities of molds, dies, tools and components — where abrasive resins are processed. The result: excellent release and wear characteristics.

Hard Chrome Build-Up
Have pieces you really don’t want to weld? Precision masking allows Bales to plate a heavy accumulation of chrome in specific areas for shim and inside or outside diameter dimensional corrections. These deposits can be as heavy as .020, needing grinding or sizing afterwards.


  • Build-up capability
  • Non magnetic
  • Can be applied over any finish; will mimic the base material


 Rockwell hardness: 72 RC
 Applied Operating Temperature: 140°F
 Melting point C°: 1900°C
 Density: 6.9 g/cm3


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