- Black oxide: Creates a smooth, black finish.
- Anodizing: Allows for dyeing to create a colored finish.
- Metal finishing: Allows for a cadmium, chrome, copper, nickel, or zinc finish.
Plating has the following benefits:
- Looks professional.
- Does not peel, crack, or rub off.
- Protects metal from such corrosion as rusting.
- Reduces friction and wear.
- Resistant to chemicals.
- Prevents dirt and dust buildup.