Will the Color of the Metal Badge Fade?
The metal badge plating (except copper and silver) is not easy to fade unless the electroplating layer falls off. But after all, the plating color is only a thin layer attached to the metal surface, so it can't be unchangeable. For a long time, the color of the plating will gradually fade due to long-term use and improper rubbing behavior.
The electroplating is the process of coating other metals or alloys on some metal surfaces by electrolysis, It is the process of using electrolysis to attach a metal membrane to metal or other materials.Thus, it can prevent metal oxidation (such as corrosion), and improve wear resistance, electrical conductivity, reflective, corrosion resistance (copper sulfate, etc.) and enhance aesthetics. The outer layer of many coins is also electroplated.
When it comes to electroplating and gold, gold plating can be divided into swimming gold, imitation gold and genuine gold. The real gold is so expensive that only when our clients specify the need for real gold will we be able to electroplate real gold. In other cases, we usually use electroplating ordinary gold, which is not easy to oxidize and fade like gold, nor is it as expensive as gold.
There are usually three reasons for the discoloration: first, the bottom layer is not good, the gilding should be plated with silver, copper or nickel plating will change color, because copper or nickel will spread to the gold layer; The second is that the gilded layer is too thin; Third, the pure water is not cleaned thoroughly. If it is an imitation gold, it should be protected with high quality transparent coating. Some factories are cutting corners, and the plating is not covered by surface protection, which may be oxidized and blackened in two days.
Therefore, customers should choose the correct plating method and reliable manufacturers according to their actual product positioning and demand when choosing plating and manufacturer to avoid unnecessary problems and losses.
Key words: metal badge, electroplating