What is chrome-plated brass?

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Brass is what we call in English "brass." It's an extremely hard and durable material. As for the term "chrome-plated," it refers to a plating process. An extremely thin layer of chrome is added to the brass.

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High-end faucets are often made of solid brass, while lower quality taps are made using zinc, which is lighter and less durable. Stainless steel is also a durable material that can be used in faucet manufacturing.

If you sand down a product that is chrome-plated, you will discover the golden color of brass underneath. Therefore, chrome-plated brass is a product that is made of solid brass with a chrome plating on top, to give the appearance of chrome.

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