Nickel frame gotcha feeling gray?
Know your metals! Not all “nickel purse frames” are alike. Like everything else that is made, there’s going to be some defective ones in the batch.
This post deals specifically with the gray or smokey discoloration that can occur on the nickel frames.
Sometimes you can get a bad one where the surface coating wasn’t done right. The result is a useless nickel purse frame. These gray streaks cannot be rubbed off as they are permanent errors that happened in the coating and drying process. Here’s a couple more samples of nickel frames that may leave you feeling gray…