Are common metal patinas not giving you a deep enough black or wearing off too quickly? Well, here's the answer to your problems: Kliar E-Coating! By using the electroplating process followed by E-Coating, you now can achieve a dark jet black that is abrasion-resistant and will keep your jewelry painted black for a long time to come.
The sophistication of the color black for your jewelry pieces is easily attainable by using Midas Black Rhodium Plating Solution, followed by the Kliar Black Nano-Ceramic Solution. Simply follow your Midas plating guide to plate your base metal in the Midas black rhodium, and you will notice the black rhodium itself is a gorgeous finish. If gunmetal is what you prefer, you can use the Kliar Transparent E-Coating Solution to hold and maintain the rhodium finish, making it abrasion-resistant, and less likely to wear off, as plating often does through wear and tear.
If the black rhodium color is not your desired finish, here is where Kliar Black E-Coating provides a great jet black finish. Simply take your black rhodium piece and run it through the E-Coating process and your pieces will come out very black.
"Why do my pieces need to be coated in Midas black rhodium first," you may ask? Well, the Kliar Nano Ceramic E-Coating is translucent, so if you are trying to coat a bright silver surface, the brightness of the silver will shine through, giving you various shades of gray and gun metal tones, depending on your voltage. The darker the base piece, the darker the overall finish.
We all know about "the must have little black dress," and now there’s "gotta-have black jewelry" to match! Are you experimenting with Kliar's Jet Black finish? If so, please share a picture or two in the comments. We would love to see what you're working on!
Posted By Ashli Brooke Taylor
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