Post by universalexports on Jun 22, 2013 6:41:17 GMT -8
I was talking to a friend today, and found out his friend has started doing chroming, it's a different way of chroming using 2 spray guns, he showed a few cell phone pics of parts, a hog skull, deer antlers, and a tennis shoe? it is somewhat flexible, he said when the guy went to a seminar on it they chromed a Pizza and picked it up twisted it up a bit and sit it back down with no issues. he can also do chrome colors.
anyone heard of this? will it last? it might be junk or the newest best technique.
Mightily interesting concept...I think it would be really cool to be a part of that experiment. Perhaps take an old emblem or door handle (not something being used in rebuilding, or something with a lot of money in it) and get it done with this technique. Then, nail it to the side of the shed outside, and leave it for 10 years. By then I am sure there would be a better baseline for feedback, but it would give a "Hands-on" opinion of the use of this technique, in a tested real-world setting....Of course if it rots away in the first winter, then there is a real valuable insight for anyone wanting to know if it works....
Does anyone know a good source for traditional rechroming? I just have the big Shasta emblem and a couple very small pieces, no big projects. Somebody in the Midwest (er, Great Lakes region!) would be good. And, do I need to sand/prep the items myself, or do they take care of that?
The more they do the more it cost,but if you do it wrong and they have to repair your mistakes then it can really get expensive. And if they just chrome what ever you take them any sanding marks, pits or gouges you left in the part will show. also there is bright chrome and industrial chrome two different looks make sure what you are getting.
Just get in touch with your local Motorcycle shop. They will send parts out for you to someone like Chrome Specialties or someone. They will want deposit or pay in full at time of dropping off parts. Will be shipping involved and as much as 10 week waiting period. Soup Also; Don't show up in a business suit when dropping off parts. Just sayin...
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Post by 62shastacrazymom on Jul 6, 2013 6:46:02 GMT -8
I don't know if this is an option, but we have two huge powdercoating companies here that will take any job, big or small. I have taken my exterior door handle and handle grip, light fixtures, oven parts, cabinetry hardware, etc. etc. to them. They sand blast and then I have had them powder coat things chrome and also color. They did my wings and they look great! And they are coated for life, no water spots, weathering, no fingerprints, etc. For me, it was very reasonable because they do such large quantities of misc. things. They will wait until they have a large order, and include mine in the mix. I may have to wait a week or two, but its been very fair. Im sure you could mail items to them. They have a million colors. They have been very professional and fun to work with. Powedrcoating USA in Paso Robles, Ca. Not sure if the shipping would kill ya or not. (805) 237-8886. Sherri, the secretary there is wonderful. They are all great.
Oh and the business suits worn here are Wranglers and boots...lol
Im just sittin here watchin the wheels go 'round and 'round..ya know I love to watch them roll....
I don't know anything about it but I do know that a car that won its class at Peble Beach used spray on chrome. The questions I have is will it stand up to the elements and will it scratch, chip, or peal, and cost.
The spray on chrome systems do look good, and allow non metal objects to be coated..BUT they are topcoated and as such are prone to damage if the topcoat becomes scratched or weathered. For an emblem or hubcap or other outside dwelling piece, I'd use traditional chroming.
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