Tier 1 MacDermidProduct Specification Color Designation
TRW SatinKote Pearl   Satin 3 Q7 Trivalent Chrome Dusk
TRW Twilite   Bright Chrome Trivalent Chrome Dusk



The SatinKote Pearl nickel process produces a uniform and smooth, light to medium satin finish with a gloss level of 50 or less* when measured to the relative Q-Gloss standard . To achieve the high corrosion resistance required to meet exterior automotive specifications, NiMac M-Satin Star can be used in conjunction with semi-bright, high sulfur and microporous nickel systems.

*Depending on the subsequent chromium plating system


The first chromium plating system to break from tradition, Twilite has been adopted worldwide as the dark chromium finish for interior and exterior applications. Twilite has a cool dark shade. When measured to the Q-Color standard, it compares as follows to traditional bright chromium plate:

Value Description Twilite compared to standard bright chromium
L Darker ++
*a (-) Green (+) Red ++
*b (-) Blue (+) Yellow ++