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post #5 of (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 19, 08:45 AM
Larger Dave
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Re: Wow. No warm and fuzzy with this response

Agree with TC.

It also tells you that he is going to chrome plate them correctly as opposed to the cheap import plate that looks translucent at certain angles.

You have to strip the paint off and copper plate the bare steel, then nickle plate over the copper, before you even begin to apply the first coat of chrome. Between plating the parts are polished to a mirror finish which will abrade marks like a spot weld off the surface.

Because the metal is so thin the polishing process will heat it enough to warp it. Only way to straighten it back out again is apply cold and heat to contract the streched metal and expand where it had been compressed which is very labor intensive.

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