Chrome at home???????????????

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Yes, Any suggestions what to do with the waste water??

It can be done but to do it right you need to turn the juice to it for that nice blue chrome
 

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It's cheap too :shock:

Quantity Product Code Name VHS or DVD? Size Price
TC1 Triple Chrome Kit 1.5 Gal $599.00
Hazardous Goods
TC2 Triple Chrome Kit 3 Gal $859.00
Hazardous Goods
TC3 Triple Chrome Kit 4.5 Gal $1019.00
Hazardous Goods
 

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Don't you have to first strip the old chrome? How would you go about doing that?
 

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girlthatdrums said:
Don't you have to first strip the old chrome? How would you go about doing that?
You have to reverse the process, I believe reversing the polarity of the anodes, one being the chrome object you want to dechrome, the chromeing process consisits of a copper flash, then a nickel coating then the chromium. So, to get the object back to basic metal as in the case of Zinc lugs, the process must include, reverse polarity for the nickel, then the copper.
 

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All things considered.....search for, and buy the damn replacement parts. Or, take 'em to the plating company that does the work for Harley dealers. Those Harley owners would get their women chromed if the plater would do it.
 

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ive known some people that indeed had their own chroming kit. and yes they primarly had them for their harley stuff. the end result was ok but nothing fantastic. there are plenty of good platers around. and howies right, the harley chromers and the street rod chromers seem to be the best. a company in tennessee does a lot of real high quality work but i dont recall the name.


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Unlike large parts being chromed, small parts can be very labor intensive. Once a part is dechromed, denickeled and decoppered, the part must be leansed in baths to wash all the foreign material. An acis bath maybe in order, degreasing for sure, If nicks into the part are found, the have to be filled with solder,then the copper flash, inspection to make sure there are no pin holes, back into the next tank for the nickel plate. Once the nickel plate is inspected, the chrome plate can be applied. Then there is the polishing.......
 


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