- Jul 7, 2012
- JT. - 03-10-13, 12:57 AMi want to put shinny finish on my frechly polised bare metal partsEdit Report IP
chrome ore simular finish
electro plating is the way i want to go
anybody dit thise already and how ?
- fretsman - 03-10-13, 09:35 AMI would also be interested to know more about this.Edit Report IP
- eac67gt - 03-12-13, 12:13 PMActual chrome plating at home is a misconception because the chrome process has carcinogen in it that makes it hard to come by for the home do it yourselfer. Now as far as electroplating with zinc and getting a close to finish that can be done. There are many companies that sell these kits. Caswells and Eastwood are two I can think of. It appears to be rather simple but just like anodizing you must be real particular with the whole process. Your worst enemy in any of this is dirt, grease or just about any contaminate.
I found a bunch of videos on You Tube about home plating. The thing once again I found deceiving was that some call it chroming and it is really zinc plating. Nothing wrong with zinc plating as it will shine up near as good as chrome.
Once again though I am no expert and have never done this just research. I have seen parts people zinced and they really looked great.
Have a great day!
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