Nickel plating is a variant to shiny chrome plating and gives to items a brighty mirror effect with a yellow shade. This treatment is particularly suitable for hydraulic or mechanical pieces finishing. Parts subjected to the glossy nickel plating process must be subsequently protected by a layer of transparent varnish because of preservation of the sheen.
The satin nickel is the most sophisticated effect obtained in electroplating treatments. This particular matte finish on scratched surface gives a light yellow shade and smart allure. The part is first satin plated and then subjected to electroplating copper plating and nickel matte treatments before being protected by a filmy layer of varnish. In order to obtain a steel effect pieces are satinized plated twice.