Arlington Plating Earns Approval for GM Galvano Silver on Zinc Die Cast
Decorative nickel-chrome will be featured on 2020 Corvette GT2 seat belt components to debut later this year.
Arlington Plating Company in Chicago received General Motors approval to nickel-chrome plate its galvano silver finish on zinc die cast. Meeting GMW14672 Class C specification, Arlington’s decorative nickel-chrome will be featured on 2020 Corvette GT2 seat belt components to debut later this year.
Arlington’s nickel-chrome plating on magnesium and aluminum was previously approved for plating galvano silver and dusk chrome on 2020 Corvette GT2 paddle shifters, Cadillac floor matt emblems and Cadillac sedan paddle shifters since 2013. Arlington’s nickel-chrome has also been providing visual appeal and durability on exterior aluminum trim displayed on multiple GM car and truck models.
Arlington’s nickel-chrome finishes provide corrosion and wear resistance with visual aesthetics for other automotive and motorcycle manufacturers, including Ford, FCA, Tesla, Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle.
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