Has anyone ever heard of an IP treatment (black finish)?

Has anyone ever heard of an IP treatment (black finish)?

Joined: October 6th, 2006, 3:51 pm

January 30th, 2007, 5:21 pm #1

Regarding my post yesterday about PVD for everyday wear....I was mistaken. The watch is a U Boat, and according to the mfg. it's an IP treatment. I've never heard of that before. I googled it, and it comes back with nothing but medical info. Does anybody know anything about an IP treatment?

Thanks again,
Aaron
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Joined: June 12th, 2005, 3:39 am

January 31st, 2007, 5:44 am #2

Very hard wearing plating process, I believe.


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Joined: October 6th, 2006, 3:51 pm

January 31st, 2007, 3:54 pm #3

But it has a more dull looking finish. I suppose Oakley may polish their's a little more. I'm hoping it's going to be long wearing. I guess that's something I should have researched before I bought the watch, but I love it and I'm going to wear and enjoy it!

Thanks,
Aaron
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Joined: October 6th, 2006, 3:51 pm

January 31st, 2007, 9:21 pm #4

Regarding my post yesterday about PVD for everyday wear....I was mistaken. The watch is a U Boat, and according to the mfg. it's an IP treatment. I've never heard of that before. I googled it, and it comes back with nothing but medical info. Does anybody know anything about an IP treatment?

Thanks again,
Aaron
from wikipedia:

"Ion plating is a physical vapor deposition technique to form metal coatings on metals and alloys.

The specimen to be coated is placed in an inert gas (often argon), together with some coating material. Next, a certain heating temperature and a low-voltage arc is applied to evaporate the metallic component of the coating material. The ionized particles are accelerated to a high energy, and the coating is formed due to the bombardment of these accelerated particles, reaching the specimen to be coated.

The biggest difference between ion plating and sputter deposition is the way of creating the ionized particles. Instead of evaporation by a low-voltage arc, in sputtering the metal ions are removed from a metal plate by bombardment with argon ions
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