Plating is usually the only barrier between your parts and the atmospheric working conditions. Often, there is no plating applied to an end product, so very early in the life of the part, corrosion and wear deteriorates functionality and ultimately the total unit which it was assembled into. You don't have to settle with the alternative of using expensive metal alloys such as stainless steel in the future or a lesser quality electroplated finish to keep your parts from failure.
One form of plating that is commonly used in many industrial applications is nickel electroplating, which offers excellent corrosion protection and increases wear resistance. However, electroless nickel plating solutions are often chosen as an alternative to nickel electroplating. Unlike nickel electroplating, electroless nickel plating does not require the use of an electric current to produce the desired reaction. Instead, the deposition of the nickel metal occurs via autocatalytic reaction.