Carbide coatings are corrosion and wear resistant metallic coatings. They look the same as (nickel-) chrome plating and when replacing chrome plating with a carbide coating the same seals can be used. Carbide coatings are known for their high wear resistance. These coatings can be used as a single layer top coating but are generally applied over with an Inconel (-like) intermediate coating such as TOPCOAT® 177 for added corrosion resistance.