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Blackinton Finishes

US Public Safety Group posted this on Dec 24, 2015

Nickel Plate is a hot nickel solution applied by the electroplating process to the polished base metal of a badge. It is silver in color and has a fair degree of hardness. Nickel plate will sometimes lose some of its luster with age.

 

Rhodium Plate, an element within the platinum metal group, is a precious metal that is applied by the electroplating process over a bright nickel base. Rhodium can be distinguished by its brilliant white finish and is tarnish resistant. It will not discolor or peel from the surface of a badge.



Gold Plate is a deposit of 22k+ fine gold electroplate on a base material for a rich, bright appearance.



Rho-Glo is a base material which has a solid silver color throughout and requires no surface plating. Highly polished to a brilliant luster, a clear coating is then applied to enhance its durability.

Hi-Glo is a base material which has a golden color throughout and requires no surface plating. Highly polished to brilliant luster, a clear coating is then applied to enhance its durability.



Two-Tone is a combination of gold and silver colors. Badges with applied panels will normally consist of Hi-Glo material for the gold color and Rho-Glo material for silver color . Badges of one piece construction will consist of Hi-Glo panels and rhodium plate background or Rho-Glo panel and gold plate background.

 

 

Two-Tone Gunmetal is a combination of gunmetal and either silver or gold panels.  Badges will consist of Hi-Glo® or Rho-Glo® panels and gunmetal plated background. Use "Gold on Rhodium" pricing. Request Gunmetal w/ Silver or Gold Panels in comments section of your order. 

 

VHB Karat Clad is a heavy gold electroplate that is the ultimate in fine gold plate. This process applies a uniformly thick coating of tarnish proof high karat gold, purer and more durable than gold plate.



Rose Gold is a darkened gold electroplate base material which is hand rubbed to create the appearance of an antique gold finish.  A great finish to use on a commemorative / anniversary badge. Use "Gold on Rhodium" pricing. Request Rose Gold in comments section of your order.



VHB Black is a subdued black finish over a base material which is then lacquered to provide a durable finish and also minimized reflection. Use "Nickel Plate" pricing. Request Black Finish in comments section of your order.


VHB Bronze is a base material, blackened and hand rubbed leaving the appearance of natural oxidation from age. A clear coating is applied to enhance its finish and durability. A great finish to use on a commemorative / anniversary badge. Use "Nickel Plate" pricing. Request Bronze Finish in comments section of your order.

Chocolate Bronze is a base material, blackened and hand rubbed leaving the appearance of natural oxidation.  A clear coating is applied to enhance its finish and durability. A great finish to use on a commemorative / anniversary badge. Use "Nickel Plate" pricing. Request Chocolate Bronze in comments section of your order.

Nickel Oxide is a base material Nickel, blackened and hand rubbed leaving the appearance of natural oxidation.  A clear coating is applied to enhance its finish and durability. A great finish to use on a commemorative / anniversary badge. Use "Nickel Plate" pricing. Request Nickel Oxide in comments section of your order.



Gunmetal Finish Is our newest charcoal finish featuring a hint of blue, and unlike the matte finish of VHB Black, Gunmetal has a slight sheen.   A great finish for commemorative or anniversary badges, as well as undercover detectives. Use "Nickel Plate" pricing. Request Gunmetal Finish in comments section of your order. 



Pink Finish is a vibrant pink finish over a base material which is then lacquered to enhance its finish and durability.  This is part of Blackinton's Breast Cancer Awareness line. Use "Nickel Plate" pricing. Request Pink Finish in comments section of your order.



Kelly Green Finish ​is our new vibrant kelly green badge finish is a great way for Emerald Societies, pipe and drum, or any police or fire department to show pride in their Irish heritage. Use "Nickel Plate" pricing. Request "Kelly Green" Finish in comments section of your order.



Other: We can also custom quote sterling silver, gold filled, solid gold.

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