Plating Finishes | Black Nickel
Precision Plating offers the largest range of electroplated decorative finishes in Australia. This interactive selector details the name and some brief comments of most of the finishes we have.
The quality of the finish is also highly dependant on the surface of the metal or plastic you are plating on. Plating will not fill cracks in metals or cover large pitted surfaces. If you want a highly reflective finish, the surface must be highly polished before plating.
Similar to black chrome in appearance, it is used as an alternative on difficult to plate surfaces. Black nickel is a softer finish and wilt wear over time. It is also used in jewellery where the part is plated and rubbed back for a two tone antique or patina look.