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Post  S.C_07 on Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:04 pm

Hi there ,
I'm on the restoration part of my 1959 falcon , I'm half way through painting it myself and I'm happy with how it's going . I started looking at getting parts rechromed , I got a quote back from a company : for both rims the handlebars and a couple of bezels and nuts they were asking 550 . Being 16 there is no way I can afford that . Does anyone know where I can get parts rechromed for a reasonable price , or does anyone know of a chrome alternative that's relatively cheap . Ive been looking at these home kits to do it yourself (https://www.stardustcolors.co.uk/chrome-at-home/1096-chroming-kit-chrome-at-home.html#/642-chrome_at_home-complete_kit_simple_standard ) if worse comes to worse I'll try this , and at a real push I'll use a chrome aerosol but that's my last resort .
Can anyone help me ??
Thanks Scott

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Post  Bigjim on Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:45 pm

It all depends on where you live. I use a plater in southend on sea. good results, but odd flaws occasionally. Price not bad. A 2 piece rear chain guard plus 4 brackets = 70.00.
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Post  Andrewwoey on Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:51 pm

Sadly chroming is not cheap. It's not just a case of dropping the bits into various chemicals. Most parts need to get a good polishing first, which adds to the total cost. New parts are often cheaper than rechroming.

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Post  kerabo on Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:14 am

As said it's very expensive and a lot of preparation.
Do you have to rechrome as buying new rims could be cheaper.

A lot of companies are getting out if it as new rules mean it's expensive for them with the chemicals.

When I went to view my parts they took me to a room where everything is coated with copper before chroming. Now that could look nice.

Look up Peterborough metal plating

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