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What are telescopic gauges coated with?

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Satin chrome plated

Satin chrome plated telescopic gauges The most common telescopic gauges are plated with a satin chrome finish. This is where a thin layer of chromium is electroplated onto the steel which aids the steel’s corrosion resistance and hardness.
Electroplating a wire gauge Electroplating is where a telescopic gauge is placed in a solution containing dissolved chromium. An electrical current is then pulsed through the telescopic gauge and the solution. This makes it negatively charged, and the chromium solution positively charged, so that they are attracted together.
ADVANTAGES

DISADVANTAGES

Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Hard
  • Readily available
  • Duller finish than titanium coating

Titanium coated

Titanium coated telescopic gauge Titanium coating provides a gold appearance to the telescopic gauge for aesthetic purposes. It is not as common as a satin chrome finish and makes these telescopic gauges more expensive.

ADVANTAGES

DISADVANTAGES

Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Wear resistant
  • Attractive
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Limited availability
  • Expensive

Which type of coating should you choose?

Satin chrome plated telescopic gauges The best type of coating to choose would be satin chrome plating, as this will be more easily sourced and cheaper, without affecting the tool’s longevity.