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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.

Gray discoloration due to bad coating

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…

Streak of bad luck?

Minor yet noticeable, and ultimately, unuseable!


April 1, 2010 - Posted by | Helpful Tips


  1. […] long shown you what to look in your purse frames such as the amount of lead, stray fibers, a grey coat.  Plating is one where it’s my job to ensure that you never have to worry about it.  […]

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