[Spridgets] Chrome plating near Charleston SC
bmwwxman at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 12:06:51 MDT 2011
Interesting about the R8... If it is clear coat over some paint mix then I
doubt it would be as durable as real electroplated chrome when out on the
highways and byways. You can scratch or wear clear coat off. You can't do
that to real chrome which is why chrome is used to begin with.
On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 11:36 AM, BJNoSHOV8 <bjshov8 at tx.rr.com> wrote:
> I did a quick check and found one large company listed in my metropolitan
> area. I see plating done on the car shows, and it is probably done on the
> custom motorcycles too. If you have any custom car shops or custom
> motorcycle shops in your area, you could call and ask them.
> If nothing else since there is more car activity in LA you could look up a
> place there and ship your parts to them.
> This is slightly off topic, but I was watching one of the car shows on tv
> recently and they "chromed" an entire Audi R8. They used a paint process
> that used a solution of silver nitrate and mixed it with another chemical.
> Essential they sprayed 2 different paint components on the car at the same
> time, and when the chemicals mixed it caused the silver to precipitate out
> of solution and in a matter of seconds the car turned silver. Then they
> sprayed clear over it and the result was as if the car was chrome plated.
> I'm gonna see if I can get a "ballpark" estimate from this place. They
>> pretty reputable.
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