To improve the appearance after corrosion and the protection of the basis metal, a high-sulfur nickel layer (sacrificial deposit), is used. This nickel is codeposited with – percent by weight sulfur and is deposited between the semi-bright and bright nickel deposits. The thickness is typically between and microns. In a part with a high sulfur layer, the initial corrosion occurs through pores in the chromium deposit into the bright nickel deposit until reaching the high-sulfur nickel layer. Once the corrosion reaches the high-sulfur nickel layer, the corrosion moves laterally between the bright and semi-bright nickel layers. This slows up the corrosion of both the bright and semi-bright nickel deposits.