A guide to technical terms used in cylinder technical specifications

Piston Rod Coating | The Cylinder Service Centre

Piston rod coating can be undertaken in a number of ways. Common options are:

  • Micro cracked flash Hard chrome ( Standard off the shelf)
  • Duplex Hard Chrome plated ( double layer)
  • Heavy deposit Hard chrome layer ( re-chroming or chroming finished article as it cannot be machined)
  • Hard chromed with a Nickel base deposit. ( Marine specification)
  • Hard chromed with a Bronze base deposit. ( Marine specification)
  • Ceramic coated ( Corrosion, abrasion resistant)


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