The Truth About Chrome Plating Plastic Enclosures

Over the course of the last year, I have made a lot of changes in my life. It was a necessity on some fronts, others it was just a bonus. For instance, I have taken up yoga. I don’t go to classes or have any level of commitment. But when I’m stressed or needing a pick-me-up, I’ll turn on a yoga DVD or use the on-demand feature on my cable. The soothing music and calming instructions helps me to refocus. Until I had started to practice yoga, I didn’t really understand how it would actually be beneficial. It seemed like a hyped up farce, but in reality the stretches bring oxygen to your body and certain poses require quite a bit of strength to hold up your body weight.

The opposite can also be true. Some things that seem to be important to a product are actually misinformation, or merely hype. Many people still believe that in order to maintain any level of flame-resistance, the enclosures must be metal or metal-like. Because of this belief, many customers have requested a chrome-plating on their favorite Polycase enclosure. Polycase uses flame-retardant plastic material for all of our electronic enclosures. Due to the flame-retardant additive in the material, the plating can be spotty and inconsistent. Along with being a relatively expensive addition, the inconsistency renders the plating potentially useless. Therefore, chrome-plating is possible, but not recommended. We would prefer to help save you the time and money involved with this unnecessary service.

Have you found anything beneficial that you once believed to be hype?  Tell me about it, I’d love to hear your experiences.