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Chroming small parts ??
« on: December 29, 2016, 05:23:23 PM »
Anyone have a place to get small stuff chromed?  I don't care where it is in the country as long as they're reliable and do quality work.

I need to get this escutcheon and the handle chromed.







I've been working on this (yes, I know it's not a buggy.......) and the chroming is all that's left.

http://monitortop.freeforums.net/thread/931/1936-ck-15-a16


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Re: Chroming small parts ??
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 10:05:33 PM »
we do have a local place called lincoln inudstries formerly lincoln plating however once they got the harley contracts they quit taking off the street small jobs.  they did do good work though but a place called http://www.siouxplating.com/  is another place i have always heard good things about but no personal experiences.
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Re: Chroming small parts ??
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 07:32:51 AM »
Damn Lance, I looked thru those pics.  Woo, my hats off to ya bud.  Perfect beer fridge.
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Re: Chroming small parts ??
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 09:24:10 PM »
Anyone have a place to get small stuff chromed?  I don't care where it is in the country as long as they're reliable and do quality work.

I need to get this escutcheon and the handle chromed.







I've been working on this (yes, I know it's not a buggy.......) and the chroming is all that's left.

http://monitortop.freeforums.net/thread/931/1936-ck-15-a16





I don't claim to know a lot but, my dad was a plater his entire life. I worked with him on a chrome line at a shop he work at for twenty years plus.  I was the buffer boy.  #1 what goes into the chrome tank must look chromed. That means that the buffer boy must work his but off polishing said pice.  Every pit or bump must be buffed out for the part to look brite smooth and shinny.  Show chrome must have several layers of copper laid on it and polished after each each layer.  Show chrome is softer then hard chrome because of the copper.  Show chrome also must have a very fine layer of nickel laid on it to give its blue  luster. Chrome is only about 70 or 80 percent coverable to any one part.  If there are any deep cavities chrome will not sink down into them.  You have to build a special antidote that sets into the cavity to attract the chrome powder during the tank time.  That means the buffer boy must find a way to polish said cavity.  For every ,001 of chrome it takes one hour of tank time.  After the part comes out of the chrome tank it then goes back to the buffer boy to make look shinny.  For when it comes out of the tank it looks like a piece of pitted rough cast steel. Chrome is a powder that is put in a water solution that is charged negative and the part is charged positive.  That way the chrome flakes will attach themselves to the part. 

So a recap
# one the parts must look like it is chromed before it is chromed.

We have a shop here in Wichita Robbys Hobbies that will do custom work still. 
 
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Re: Chroming small parts ??
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 10:58:43 PM »
Fast says polish the shit out of it before sending to plater for best results............................... ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Chroming small parts ??
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 09:54:47 AM »
Fast says polish the shit out of it before sending to plater for best results............................... ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D

Yup   I got that part  LMAO
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Re: Chroming small parts ??
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 09:56:49 AM »
I don't claim to know a lot but, my dad was a plater his entire life. I worked with him on a chrome line at a shop he work at for twenty years plus.  I was the buffer boy.  #1 what goes into the chrome tank must look chromed. That means that the buffer boy must work his but off polishing said pice.  Every pit or bump must be buffed out for the part to look brite smooth and shinny.  Show chrome must have several layers of copper laid on it and polished after each each layer.  Show chrome is softer then hard chrome because of the copper.  Show chrome also must have a very fine layer of nickel laid on it to give its blue  luster. Chrome is only about 70 or 80 percent coverable to any one part.  If there are any deep cavities chrome will not sink down into them.  You have to build a special antidote that sets into the cavity to attract the chrome powder during the tank time.  That means the buffer boy must find a way to polish said cavity.  For every ,001 of chrome it takes one hour of tank time.  After the part comes out of the chrome tank it then goes back to the buffer boy to make look shinny.  For when it comes out of the tank it looks like a piece of pitted rough cast steel. Chrome is a powder that is put in a water solution that is charged negative and the part is charged positive.  That way the chrome flakes will attach themselves to the part. 

So a recap
# one the parts must look like it is chromed before it is chromed.

We have a shop here in Wichita Robbys Hobbies that will do custom work still. 
 

So Buffer Boy,

Do you think I could call Robbie's and send him the parts or do I need to wait till your back in Kansas?
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Re: Chroming small parts ??
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 11:01:27 AM »
Call them.   http://www.dsifinishing.com/rh.html
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Re: Chroming small parts ??
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 06:53:45 AM »
Tell 'em buffer boy refered ya! LOL
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