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Muffin1
Posted 2018-10-23 11:29 AM (#572215)
Subject: chrome platimg protection


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Just got some plating done expensive, my question what would be a good wax or something else to
use on the chrome to protect it through the years
Thanks Alex
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-10-23 4:17 PM (#572237 - in reply to #572215)
Subject: Re: chrome platimg protection



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Any light wax that repels water would work, as long as it is clear. I sprayed a clear coat over some of my chrome. It reduced the shine a little, but wasn't bad. But over time, it started to peel, and then it looked bad enough that I removed it. So I don't recommend that approach. The trick is to not have to polish it very often, and to keep condensation, mixed with dust off of it.
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westwoodblue
Posted 2018-10-26 9:37 AM (#572390 - in reply to #572215)
Subject: RE: chrome platimg protection


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Ceramic coating. Some of the nicer stuff will last upwards of a year, longer if it's stored indoors. Can go over paint, chrome, stainless, works best on smooth surfaces (not the patterned aluminum inserts). If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, you could always go to a local detail shop that does it.
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wizard
Posted 2018-10-26 10:28 AM (#572391 - in reply to #572215)
Subject: Re: chrome platimg protection



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If it's pot metal, cover the back side with a good rust protecting wax for to close the pores for to provent pitting....
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-10-26 10:33 AM (#572393 - in reply to #572215)
Subject: Re: chrome platimg protection



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Or just painting the backside with a good sealer. Good point Sven. A lot of pitting does start from the back.
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Muffin1
Posted 2018-10-28 11:40 AM (#572508 - in reply to #572215)
Subject: Re: chrome platimg protection


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Thanks Guys
Alex
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59 in Calif
Posted 2018-10-28 4:28 PM (#572526 - in reply to #572215)
Subject: Re: chrome platimg protection


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When I had bumpers,etc. rechromed I was told to use a good wax, same as used on the paint. So that is what I've been doing. Jerry
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1959 Belvedere Conv
Posted 2018-10-28 6:14 PM (#572534 - in reply to #572215)
Subject: Re: chrome platimg protection



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Alex, Who was the Chromer you used? Is there a bunch in SOCAL? Was the work good and timely? Other then being expensive which is the norm anywhere.. My local Mopar shop here in Denver has a guy who drives out from Denver with a load of bumpers and has some place in LA do them and then we all split the freight cost to and from. Turn-a-round is about 4 weeks. Have no clue who our guy is but since the two Colorado Chromer's closed up shop a couple years ago, we have to send them out of state to get done.
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Muffin1
Posted 2018-10-30 11:46 AM (#572617 - in reply to #572215)
Subject: Re: chrome platimg protection


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The guy who did the chrome plating is Glen Bauman works out of his garage close to Toledo Ohio he was a month and a half late with the work I could
live with that. But he charged me almost twice what he quoted for the work. He said if you don't like the price don't pay it but leave the parts.
What are you going to do I payed it and move on. When I got home with my parts that is when I found out he sent the parts out to have plated
the plater name was on the box.
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Stroller
Posted 2018-11-02 10:57 AM (#572787 - in reply to #572215)
Subject: Re: chrome platimg protection


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Well now you have the name of place so you can go direct at least. I hate being held for ransome, that sucks. I been thinking about scrounging up some dairy milk tanks, smaller ones, and take a shot at doing my own chroming. Ordering the stuff costs a bank loan less then paying someone else. But with that removing dents, smashes and bends are a boat of load a money too. Something else I found out. Depending on how many dips are done either with the copper to fill or the nickel to finish it changes the thickness of parts so fitment might be tricky.
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