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Old 02-28-2010, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: electroplating my own parts

You might mention to folks that a decent nickle plating job can be buffed, polished to a near chrome like finish. Also have you tried multiple plating? A layer of copper and then nickle over that? Old time chrome shops used to do what was called triple chrome plating. The did a layer of copper,a layer of nickle and then the chrome. You don't see that kind of quality much today. In fact most chrome shops have been put out of business by EPA regs. Even aftermarket chrome hot rod parts usually come from other countries now because chrome plating is scarce and expensive in America. Keep us informed on your progress and thanks for the input.
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