One final safe question regarding finishes, hardware


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Greywolf
August 7, 2007, 06:54 PM
The AMSEC safe I am looking at can either come with "bold zinc die cast polished brass or chrome".

http://www.amsecusa.com/gun-safe-hardware.htm

Any real differences between the to with regards to longevity, ease of cleaning and polishing, etc.? Or is it just cosmetic?

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Eyesac
August 7, 2007, 07:09 PM
I would think chrome was the better of the two, but I can't see either ever wearing through... Brass might tarnish eventually I guess. Flip a coin.

VARifleman
August 7, 2007, 07:43 PM
if it's solid brass it can be buffed back to a shine rather easily if you keep on top of it. Chrome on the other hand, once it's worn through, it has to be replated.

CB900F
August 7, 2007, 10:43 PM
Greywolf;

I'd suggest reading it again. I read it as a flash plate of brass on a zinc die-cast base. Chrome plate is chrome plate, some thicker, some thinner. I'm betting thinner.

Is the unit you're looking at an AMSEC LP series?

900F

Greywolf
August 7, 2007, 11:35 PM
CB900F - actually I am getting the BF 6030 safe, not the LP.

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