What You'll Get
There's a category of possessions that are too inconvenient to keep but too valuable to give away, such as a couch that predicts the death of anyone who sits on it or a solid-gold cousin. Get more floor with this Groupon.
- $27 for one month of motorcycle storage (a $55 value)
Chrome: Beauty and Brawn
Check out Groupon’s guide to the purpose and process behind a chrome finish.
A car’s gleaming grill or a motorcycle’s shining exhaust pipes sure look pretty, but chrome plating is just as much about function as it is about style. True to its name, chrome contains chromium—a hard, rust-resistant metal element that, when overlaid on another material such as nickel, steel, copper, or plastic, results in a bright and durable finish. This combination of a radiant, bluish-white sheen and resistance to corrosion has made chrome a popular coating for appliances, industrial tools, and—of course—automotive trim.
Chrome is applied using a process called electroplating. After a quick dip in acid to remove any oxides from its surface, the material is coated with copper and nickel and transferred to a solution of chromic acid and another catalyst. There, an electric current attracts charged chromium ions to the material’s surface, locking in the bright, silvery shine much as a coat of varnish locks in the pioneer spirit of a Lincoln Log.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Walk-ins welcome. Cannot be combined with any other offer. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.